Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0094
Agency Tracking Number: F141-243-0922
Amount: $149,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solitcitation Year: 2014
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF141-243
Solitcitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO, 80301-
Duns: 125961123
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Boone
 Senior RF Engineer
 (303) 449-5211
 bboone@firstrf.com
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: jhill-jurik@firstrf.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The government has a current requirement to develop antenna systems which enable significantly increased GPS signal levels at specified pointing angles within the terrestrial footprint covered by a GPS satellite. Current and past GPS antennas are designed to provide a nearly constant flux density across the complete footprint provided by the antenna. These antennas are fixed beam antenna systems which provide no ability to control pattern shape, hence no ability to increase signal levels in a particular direction. However the GPS signal reception can be compromised by weak signal levels due to terrain blockage, active spoofing, active jamming, interference, etc. In order to provide higher signal levels on earth, GPS antenna architectures must be developed which provide steering capability with increased gain levels.

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