Simultaneous multi-beam high-bandwidth conformal tactical data link antenna systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,919.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-14-C-0037
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2014
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-089-0504
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-089
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator
 Ian Rumsey
 Senior RF Engineer
 (303) 449-5211
 irumsey@firstrf.com
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: jhill-jurik@firstrf.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
n this Phase I effort, FIRST RF will develop and evaluate concepts enabling highly directive multi-beam TCDL communications using phased arrays integrated on the Fire Scout UAV platform. Phased array systems allow for dynamic beam steering with graceful degradation. The use of multibeam arrays will allow the Fire Scout and other UAV platforms to augment fleet communications, supporting information dominance for airborne assets, surface ships, and expeditionary forces. FIRST RF proposes an innovative approach that leverages affordable phased array architecture to provide a highly functional TCDL communications node with multi-beam capability. Commercial applications of this technology have also been identified.

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