Novel, Wideband Highly Directional Compact UHF Antenna Array for Multifunctional Submarine Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-02-C-4051
Agency Tracking Number: N001-0956
Amount: $749,939.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
24 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
DUNS: 782587406
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 C. Reddy
 President and CTO
 (757) 224-2035
Business Contact
 C. Reddy
Title: President and CTO
Phone: (757) 224-2035
Research Institution
"There is a great need for multifunctional communication arraysthat are small and fit within a specified submarine enclosure.Concurrent low and high frequency functionality presents us withadditional challenges. We propose herein the development of abroadband multifunctional array for operation when mounted on acylindrical surface. The array employs unique miniaturebroadband elements configured for operation in a cylindricalarray environment. The Phase I study demonstrated the concept'ssuitability for this application. During the Phase II effort, wewill develop complete array design and carry out a hardwaredemonstration of the integrated package.BENEFITS: Compact and affordable broadband conformal antennas are needed for a variety of communications applications. The proposed antenna structure(s) will have widespread uses in mobile communications includingautomobiles, civil and general aviation, GPS, PCS, Cellular, LAN, etc. that require multi-functionality and broad bandwidths using a single aperture."

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