Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-10-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: N091-041-0857
Amount: $613,968.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-041
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rick Veghte
 Senior RF Engineer
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Theresa Boone
Title: President
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution
During Phase I of this program, FIRST RF investigated a number of conformal antenna options applicable to installation on Navy Flight Test Vehicles. The technology proposed for Phase II is a low-cost family of low-observable antennas. The technology is very versatile because it is scalable to many bands of interest aboard typical airframes. The antennas come in two basic styles: those that support hemispherical fields of view, and those that support monopole-like radiation patterns. The proposed technology represents a dramatic departure from traditional methods of manufacturing low-observable antennas. The Phase II program will culminate in the delivery of low-observable antenna prototypes for use aboard Navy Flight Test vehicles at 5 bands for 5 separate functions.

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