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Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-243-0922
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-243
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Advanced Space Antenna for GPS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0094
Award Amount: $149,968.00
 

Abstract:

The government has a current requirement to develop antenna systems which enable significantly increased GPS signal levels at specified pointing angles within the terrestrial footprint covered by a GPS satellite. Current and past GPS antennas are designed to provide a nearly constant flux density across the complete footprint provided by the antenna. These antennas are fixed beam antenna systems which provide no ability to control pattern shape, hence no ability to increase signal levels in a particular direction. However the GPS signal reception can be compromised by weak signal levels due to terrain blockage, active spoofing, active jamming, interference, etc. In order to provide higher signal levels on earth, GPS antenna architectures must be developed which provide steering capability with increased gain levels.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Boone
Senior RF Engineer
(303) 449-5211
bboone@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Contracts Manager
(303) 449-5211
jhill-jurik@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301-

EIN/Tax ID: 651165101
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No