Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$613,968.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-041-0857
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-041
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
Rick Veghte
Senior RF Engineer
(303) 449-5211
rveghte@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
Theresa Boone
President
(303) 449-5211
TBOONE@FIRSTRF.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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