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

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

$79.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Abstract

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.