Scalable Directional Antenna for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-064
Topic Title: Scalable Directional Antenna for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Proposal No.: N181-064-1176
Firm: EMAG Technologies, Inc.
775 Technology Dr.
Suite 300
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Contact: Kazem Sabet
Phone: (734) 996-3624
Web Site:
Abstract: In this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project, we propose to design, develop, fabricate and test a power-scalable C-band active phased array system for installation on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms. The proposed phased array can be used as a compact, low-cost, but high-performance, directional antenna with electronic beam steering capability to establish tactical common data links among aerial, seaborne and ground-based assets. The proposed architecture will be based on EMAG Technologies' proven and patented vertically integrated scalable antenna tile (VISAT) technology.
Benefits: The proposed low-cost phased array architecture has several applications in directional point-to-point communications, SATCOM and radar systems. In particular, one can mention the emerging 5G wireless technology as a potential commercial application of the proposed active phased array system.