Improved UHF Antenna

Period of Performance: 01/10/2003 - 01/10/2005

$747K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Mission Research Corp.
735 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

In this proposal we present an approach and techniques for achieving the UHF communications range (horizon gain better than -2 dBil), coverage, and instantaneous bandwidth desired. This is in addition to achieving a certain level of low reflectivity capability. The approaches addressed include conformal directional apertures to minimize interference, highly efficient apertures, a number of matching techniques, and new LO treatment implementations.