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Multiple Aperture Beam Tracking

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62501
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1629
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Multiple Aperture Beam Tracking
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0056
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed pointing and tracking system will leverage from existing commercial off the shelf GPS technology in order to keep the cost, complexity, and risk to a minimum. It will be shown that while commercial systems exist that can perform similar functions, changes to the system and in particular the antennas are required to achieve the necessary performance. The tracking and communication antennas do not have to be collocated. In addition, the tracking antennas can be mounted away from the busy centerline of the A/C. This will mitigate the issue of finding an appropriate installation location for the antennas. The proposed program is intended to demonstrate feasibility of the proposed pointing and tracking scheme with fabrication and test of a system in a realistic environment simulating the top of a typical Air Force platform. We intend to deliver a functioning system at the end of the phase two effort. We believe success of the proposed program will solve one of the important problems in mobile broadband satellite communications.

Principal Investigator:

Farzin Lalezari
3034495211
flalezari@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
3034491855
tboone@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORP.
1200 28th Street, Suite 302 Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 651165101
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No