Low Cost Conformal Transmit/Receive SATCOM Antenna for Military Patrol Aircraft
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
In Phase I Syntonics demonstrated the feasibility of meeting the satellite communications antenna system requirements for the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) using pixel-addressable reconfigurable conformal antenna (PARCA) technology. PARCA panels create a highly reconfigurable aperture using conductive pixels to rapidly reconfigure frequency and pointing angle. In Phase II we will analyze, design, build, and test a breadboard transmission line to confirm our design for the prototype antenna and to demonstrate the technology's ability to operate at satcom frequencies (8-30 MHz). We will then analyze, design, build, and test a Phase II prototype antenna panel that can be reconfigured to demonstrate frequency agility and beam steering.
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9160 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045
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