Wideband Conformal Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$298,493.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-10-C-4146
Award Id:
87819
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-175-0831
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08-175
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
Farzin Lalezari
Principal Investigator
(303) 449-5211
flalezari@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
Theresa Boone
President
(303) 449-5211
tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
As Joint Counter Radio Frequency IED Electronic Warfare (JCREW) technology becomes increasingly prolific in military applications for ground forces, there is a corresponding requirement to develop antenna systems that accommodate present and foreseeable integration and performance challenges for these systems. With new ground vehicles, like the multiple different configurations of the MRAP, continually being adopted by military forces, these challenges are especially dynamic for vehicle platforms. That is, while existing antenna systems for JCREW applications have demonstrated the ability to provide acceptable performance on a wide variety of ground mobile platforms, each of these platforms has different impacts on - and experiences effects due to - the desired performance of these systems. In order to achieve more uniform performance and seamless integration for future JCREW systems, the primary focus of this effort is on conformal vehicle-mounted antennas, as they present the most significant technical challenges to meeting these goals. During the proposed effort, FIRST RF will investigate a variety of radiator and integration approaches, and provide demonstrations of the developed hardware at annual intervals.

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