First RF Corp.

5340 Airport Blvd. Array
Boulder, CO 80301
350 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 152
Total Value of Awards $49.9MM
First Award Date 06/04/03
Most Recent Award Date 03/02/16

152 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: SB153-006
Budget: 03/02/16 - 12/03/16

With the emergence of new-evolving super-sonic anti-ship missiles and ship defense systems, effectiveness could be greatly enhanced by the incorporation of precision-guided projectile technology. The ability of individual projectiles to track and intercept deadly threats significantly enhances the survivability of the defended asset and results ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N142-101
Budget: 01/28/16 - 10/19/18

FIRST RF Corporation proposes the development and integration of a low-cost, low-SWaP, Integrated System for Avoidance of Ice-producing Airborne Hazards (ISAIAH). This system will be lightweight (~15 lbs) and draw minimal prime power (less than 100W), but will dramatically widen the window of available operating conditions to Navy and Marine Cor...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA15-008
Budget: 01/19/16 - 07/18/16

Efficient acquisition, tracking, and characterization of threatening objects by geographically dispersed sensors are dependent on precise tracking and sensing of missile defense systems. These systems require state-of-the-art radar processing, antennas, and RF systems. The objective is to provide a sensor system with the ability to acquire and...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University Research Foundation

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF15-AT26
Budget: 09/30/15 - 09/30/16

ABSTRACT: FIRST RF has teamed with University Research Foundation (URF) and Radiometrics Corporation to develop a passive radiometer-based geolocation system for use with a wide variety of USAF platforms. ?The system will be comprised of a ruggedized, near-COTS radiometer system by Radiometrics Corporation, augmented with a robust 2-D scanning b...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A15-004
Budget: 09/15/15 - 03/14/16

A low cost full 2D electronically scanned W-Band beamforming active imaging system can enable high resolution day/night all weather sensor systems. To meet these demanding requirements, FIRST RF proposes a pragmatic approach using COTS SiGe MMICs and a novel sparse phased array/packaging approach to meet these requirements. FIRST RF?s approach l...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A15-012
Budget: 09/14/15 - 03/12/16

The growing capability of unmanned aerial systems (UASs) has changed the face of the modern battlefield. Our enemies are beginning to exploit these new resources in ways that pose substantial threats not only to our deployed warfighters, but also to American citizens on our own soil. Because these threats are not well-addressed by our existing d...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-045
Budget: 09/03/15 - 09/03/17

ABSTRACT:In this Phase II effort, FIRST RF proposes a pragmatic approach targeting small UAS systems but easily scalable to meet the demands of any platform. Small tactical aircraft have drag constraints but have challenges of extremely tight payload restrictions, limited internal space and available power. For these platforms, FIRST RF proposes...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-032
Budget: 07/29/15 - 04/28/16

ABSTRACT:Multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) RF systems are revolutionizing the RF communications industry by transforming historically problematic, heavily faded RF environments into rich, multi-channel media data rates enhanced by factors of 2-4X or more. Although the air-air datalink scenario does not enjoy the rich multipath environments ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-243
Budget: 06/10/15 - 09/11/17

ABSTRACT:Since the first NAVSTAR GPS satellite was launched, GPS has become one of the most important technologies used by modern military and civilian systems. While the legacy GPS constellation continues to provide support for many military applications, there is growing demand to identify and implement systems to enhance the capability of the...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-079
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

ABSTRACT: Future SATCOM payload antennas need to provide much greater spot beam control flexibility. Currently deployed systems utilize phased array fed dishes limiting the number of spot beams and gain since earth coverage is accomplished by limiting the number of beamwidths scanned. The solution proposed is a direct illumination phased array ...

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