• Spectrum Access R&D (SARD) Program: An Update on the Conformal C-Band/Multi-band Antenna Project

      Kujiraoka, Scott; Fielder, Russell; Apalboym, Maxim; Chavez, Michael (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      In September 2016, work was initiated on the subprojects which comprise the Conformal C-Band/Multiband Antenna project: SARD #1: Broadband Conformal C-Band Missile Wraparound Antennas; SARD #2: Beam Switching Array Antennas; SARD #3: Multiband Conformal Antennas for Aircraft Applications; SARD #4: High Altitude Coronal Efforts on Antenna Performance; and SARD #5: Small, Medium Gain Multiband Receive Antennas. A brief status of each of them will be discussed and detail the technology areas being developed by each.
    • Telemetry Range Support Aircraft (TRSA) Program Providing the Navy with Next Generation TM and Range Support

      Roudebush, J. Kyle; Hernandez, Jose; Kujiraoka, Scott; Sanchez, Kenneth; NAVAIR (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      The aircraft currently being used to support the Navy’s mission of Telemetry Reception, Range Safety as well as Range Surveillance/Clearance are reaching the end of their useful life. As a result, there are ongoing efforts to procure a new aircraft and integrate these mission systems in order to continue the support of critical Naval Test Range operations. This paper will detail the current efforts being undertaken to upgrade a Gulfstream 550 to perform Range Support missions for the Multi-service Government Test Ranges.