Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-14-M-0096
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-243-1327
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-243
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
Scientic, Inc
555 Sparkman Drive, Suite 214, Huntsville, AL, 35816-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
826034550
Principal Investigator:
Theron G.
Sr. Research Physicist
(256) 319-0865
bo@scientic.com
Business Contact:
Gary Grant
VP - Contracts
(256) 319-0858
gary.grant@scientic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a space based radiation hardened GPS transmit antenna capable of forming spot beams to enhance the GPS signal on the ground by greater than 5 dB. It is expected that our transverse compound hybrid antenna will provide as much as 30 dB gain over a hemispherical antenna allowing enhanced signals over specific areas as large as 500 km. A tradeoff between spot size and signal gain will be possible to overcome local jamming and spoofing environments. This antenna and control electronics will be hardened to survive in the natural space environment as well as the nuclear weapon environment described in the solicitation.

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