Navy to develop dual microwave and millimeter-wave shipboard antennas

U.S. Navy RF and microwave radio communications experts are kicking-off a research program to develop dual microwave and millimeter-wave shipboard antennas capable of transmitting in the 4- to 40-GHz frequency range.

Nov 1st, 2016
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WASHINGTON- U.S. Navy RF and microwave radio communications experts are kicking-off a research program to develop dual microwave and millimeter-wave shipboard antennas capable of transmitting in the 4- to 40-GHz frequency range.

Officials of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington announced a plan to issue a formal solicitation (N00173-17-R-GB01) for the Dual Microwave and Millimeter Wave Antennas project.

Navy experts are looking for new dual-band shipboard antennas for communications and electromagnetic compatibility.

This project will ask one industry contractor to design, test, and deliver dual microwave and millimeter-wave antennas that transmit in the 4- to 40-GHz frequency range. The effort has three parts:

  • design and installation of 10 preliminary antennas within three months of the contract award;
  • delivery of one pair (forward and aft) prototype antennas within six months of contract award; and
  • delivery of three pairs (forward and aft) antennas within one year of contract award.

To be eligible for submitting a bid, companies must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database, which is online at /www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/##11#1#1. E-mail questions or concerns to the NRL's Bruce Gunther at bruce.gunther@nrl.navy.mil, or Leigh Kellstrom at Leigh.Kellstrom@nrl.navy.mil.

More information is online at www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/ONR/N00173/N00173-17-R-GB01/listing.html.

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