Electronically Steerable Antenna for Kill Vehicle and Space Platforms
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DOD / MDA
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.
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