BROADBAND TRANSMITTING ANTENNA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$727,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
17
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Astron Corp
P.O. Box 1047, Springfield, VA, 22151
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Joseph R. Jahoda
Phone: (703) 370-0010
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR HF BROADBAND TRANSMITTING ATENNA FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND JAMMING APPLICATIONS. THE MAJOR DISADVANTAGES OF PRESENT NARROW BAND ANTENNAS ARE: SLOW TUNING COUPLERS LIMIT JAMMING SYSTEM RESPONSE TIME AND OPERATIONAL BANDWIDTHS; TO ACHIEVE RESONABLE EFFICIENCIES LARGE ATENNA STRUCTURES ARE REQUIRED, ESPECIALLY AT THE LOWER FREQUENCIES; REQUIRE GOOD GROUND CONDUCTIVITY TO MAINTAIN REASONABLE EFFICIENCIES. ASTRON CORPORATION HAS INVESTIGATING ADVANCED INNOVATIONS/TECHNIQUES, WHICH WHEN JUDICIOUSLY COMBINED, WILL ACHIEVE A FAMILY OF BROADBAND TRANSMITTING ATENNAS WHICH CAN OPERATE OVER FREQUENCIES OF 1 TO 30 MHX (WITH POTENTIAL FOR EXTENSION TO 400 MHZ) AND WHICH CAN MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SMALL MAN-PECK, JEEP, VAN, AND AIRBORNE SYSTEMS. THE ASTRON INNOVATIONS/TECHNIQUES INCLUDE SLOW WAVE, MULTI-FILAR, HIGH CURRENT, ANCILLARY ELEMENTS, MULTI-RESONANT/ LENGHT AND EM PROPRIETARY STRUCTURES. EACH OF THESE TECHNIQUES WILL BE EVALUATED BY COMPUTER SIMULATION AND LABORATORY TESTS.

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