Navy to kick-off program to develop dual microwave and millimeter wave shipboard antennas

WASHINGTON, 12 Oct. 2016. U.S. Navy RF and microwave radio communications experts are ready to kick-off a research program this month to develop dual microwave and millimeter wave shipboard antennas capable of transmitting in the 4 to 40 GHz frequency range.

Navy to kick-off program to develop dual microwave and millimeter wave shipboard antennas
Navy to kick-off program to develop dual microwave and millimeter wave shipboard antennas
WASHINGTON, 12 Oct. 2016. U.S. Navy RF and microwave radio communications experts are ready to kick-off a research program this month to develop dual microwave and millimeter waveshipboard antennas capable of transmitting in the 4 to 40 GHz frequency range.

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

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.

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To be eligible for submitting a bid, companies must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database, which is online at https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/##11#1#1. Those bidding must submit proposals before the end of November.

Email 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 https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/ONR/N00173/N00173-17-R-GB01/listing.html.

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