Low CSWAP Multi-Beam TCDL Antenna System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: N132-089-1257
Amount: $79,934.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-089
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-10-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-04-15
Small Business Information
315 Commerce Park Road, North Kingstown, RI, -
DUNS: 041546834
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Weedon
 (401) 295-0062
Business Contact
 Michael Sherry
Title: President
Phone: (401) 295-0062
Email: msherry@appliedradar.com
Research Institution
Applied Radar proposes to develop a high-gain low cost, size, power and weight (low-CSWAP) tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna for the Firescout and Predator UAVs. The improved TCDL antenna will support 6 or more nodes of high-gain full-duplex communication at 21.42 MBPS in a star network configuration with 360 degree coverage out to 110 nm slant range. In Phase 1, we will design, fabricate and test a medium-gain multi-beam antenna that can close a 21.42 MBPS UAV-Ground link out to 110 nmi and a UAV-UAV link out to 50 nmi, which is equivalent in gain to the antenna currently being used, but which supports 6 simultaneous links and has built-in electronic beam switching. In Phase 2, we design, fab and test a high-gain antenna that can close the 21.42 MBPS UAV-UAV link out to 110 nmi, including the Az/El beam switching and control, for both uplink and downlink.

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