Ultra-Wide band Antenna (UWBA) for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Period of Performance: 04/28/2006 - 10/27/2006

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Astron Wireless Technoligies, Inc.
22560 Glenn DriveSuite 114
Sterling, VA 20164
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The objective of the Phase 1 and 2 SBIR Topic N06-040, Ultra-Wide Band Antenna (UWBA) For Electronic Attack Aircraft , is to provide to the Navy innovative, new, and advanced techniques to increase the band coverage of the improved tactical Jamming Systems aboard the EA-6B and EA-18G aircraft (see figure 3-1), with very limited space. At the present time, the antennas used with the ALQ-99 do not provide all of the desired capability in one suite of antennas. The appropriate antennas must be selected to missionize each aircraft flight. The ALQ-99 JTS Pod (see figure 3-2) is to be populated with a full set of antennas to cover all bands of operation. BENEFITS: The Ultra Broadband antennas will find applications in direction finding and ECM Systems due to their high gain and small size.