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Electronically Steerable Antenna for Kill Vehicle and Space Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69699
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-063-0054
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Syntonics LLC
9160 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Electronically Steerable Antenna for Kill Vehicle and Space Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0061
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

Syntonics is proposing a radically innovative concept: a Pixel-Addressable Reconfigurable Conformal Antenna (PARCA) that could meet the KV's requirements for simplicity, mass and robustness while providing near-all sky coverage. The feasibility of PARCA has not been demonstrated (yet), but earlier work by others suggests it merits further investigation, hence its suitability for a Phase I study. Syntonics will investigate the feasibility of a conformal, electronically steered antenna composed of conductive pixels formed using electrostatic, magnetic or plasma gas technology. An antenna built with the PARCA concept could provide near-all sky coverage and +15 dBi gain in the 20-22 GHz band when implemented as a ring or multiple discrete panels around the circumference of a KV.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce G. Montgomery
President
4108840500
Bruce.Montgomery@SyntonicsCorp.com

Business Contact:

Edward J. O'Malley
VP, Finance and Administr
4108840500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYNTONICS LLC
9160 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID: 522189864
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No