BROADBAND TRANSMITTING ANTENNA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17
Amount: $727,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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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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