Multi-Channel Wideband Antenna Array Manifolds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0428
Agency Tracking Number: N101-020-0285a
Amount: $449,925.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-020
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
5340 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ian Rumsey
 Senior RF Engineer
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution
In this Phase II.5 effort, FIRST RF will fabricate and test, an Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) based radar system that is suitable for both collision avoidance and advanced antisubmarine warfare (ASW) sensors on unammaned aerial systems (UAS). After completion of ground and flight testing of the first AESA System, FIRST RF will design, build, and test, and deliver one AESA system using"production representative"processes and documentation. The"production representative"system capabilities will be streamlined to achieve minimum cost while ensuring the system meets the low-profile and air cooled requirements and meets all necessary structural, RF, and environmental enclosures. Finally, FIRST RF will perform a system architecture trade study to analyze the design impacts versus required features for future application of this innovative ACAS AESA architecture for advanced ASW mission capabilities. The successful completion of this phase will allow naval airborne assets to have unprecedented capabilities for operating in a variety of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and force protection roles while satisfying tight payload constraints.

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