Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,968.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-14-M-0094
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-243-0922
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-243
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
5340 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO, 80301-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
BrianBoone
Senior RF Engineer
(303) 449-5211
bboone@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
JeanneHill-Jurik
Contracts Manager
(303) 449-5211
jhill-jurik@firstrf.com
Research Institute:
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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