High Voltage Antenna Protection for Hand-held and Man-pack Radios

Period of Performance: 04/28/2016 - 02/28/2017


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Triton Systems, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Array
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


Triton Systems proposes to develop an innovative an innovative approach to provide high-voltage protection to reduce the risk of electrical shocks from low overhead wires for dismounted radio operators while providing equivalent or better radiation pattern and gain in existing hand-held and man-pack radio antennas. Even short antennas can be risky in operational environments where power lines are only a few feet overhead. Currently available solutions are cumbersome or require antenna replacement, which is impractical.