Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,959.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0217
Award Id:
87505
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-033-0768
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APPLIED EM, INC. (Currently Applied EM Inc.)
144 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782587406
Principal Investigator:
C. Reddy
President
(757) 224-2035
cjreddy@appliedem.com
Business Contact:
C. Reddy
President
(757) 224-2035
cjreddy@appliedem.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
With rapid advances in JTRS, the demand for broadband conformal antennas has risen dramatically. Traditionally, emphasis has been given to size and shape optimization of antenna geometry and such methodology has limitations to reach the optimum limits. The proposed research stems from Applied EM's experience in designing spiral antennas with various loading techniques. We propose novel techniques to reach the Chu limits of miniaturization. Furthermore, recent advances in low loss magnetic materials and careful impedance matching can lead to significant frequency reduction of operation. The combination of our ultra wide band design, proper use of materials and their implementation and passive impedance matching techniques will enable us to develop configurations providing better performance than those of existing designs to meet goals of this project.

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