Low CSWAP Multi-Beam TCDL Antenna System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,934.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-14-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-089-1257
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-089
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Applied Radar, Inc.
315 Commerce Park Road, North Kingstown, RI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041546834
Principal Investigator:
William Weedon
CEO
(401) 295-0062
wweedon@appliedradar.com
Business Contact:
Michael Sherry
President
(401) 295-0062
msherry@appliedradar.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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