Spectrum Bullpen has been awarded Navy Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Technology Acceleration, topic: “Rapid Reconstitution of Communications and Compact Hardware Solutions”. This Phase I contract is valued at $141,026. This project will provide a small form factor retractable antenna for secure communications on medium-sized UUVs and must include a raising and lowering mechanism, as well as the compact antenna (a pencil-shaped High Frequency (HF) through L-band antenna). The antenna solution will be suitable for integration onto a medium-sized UUV (e.g. Razorback torpedo tube launch/recovery (TTLR)). The final product will be the raising and lowering mechanism and the HF through L-band antenna, integrated as a system that is able to be raised and lowered when installed on a medium-sized UUV and communicate in sea surface environment conditions up to sea state 2.1 Our team is looking forward to working with the Navy and to help provide solutions which support the defense of our great nation!
Note 1: Description from Navy solicitation N204-A04 From BAA 20.4 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Technology Acceleration