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Distributed Satellite Communications (SATCOM) On-t

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92170
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-066-0301
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: 2009
Title: Distributed Satellite Communications (SATCOM) On-t
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-C208
Award Amount: $69,908.00
 

Abstract:

We will demonstrate the feasibility of a multi-band distributed SOTM (D-SOTM) antenna system based on the Team's pixel-addressable reconfigurable conformal antenna (PARCA) Software-Defined AntennaT technology. PARCA is a phased array technology that operates under software control to be pointing-agile, frequency-agile, polarization-agile, low profile, and affordable in production. PARCA tiles, notionally 4-in squares approximately 3/4-in thick in this concept, are distributed onto available vehicle surfaces such that many tiles have a field of view in all azimuths and elevations. While antenna gain is frequency dependent, gains of +34 dBic at 20 GHz up to +40 dBic at 44 GHz are practical for PARCA apertures with a projected area of approximately 144-in^2 (that is, nine 4-in square tiles) in the direction of the satellite. In one concept, all analog signal processing (e.g., up/down frequency conversion, I/Q modulation/demodulation, amplification) is contained in each tile; the signal connection to/from each tile from the central processing unit is digital, probably using optical fiber to mitigate EMI/EMC issues and reduce weight.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Gemeny
Director, Technology Projects
4108840500
Steve.Gemeny@SyntonicsCorp.com

Business Contact:

Ed O'Malley
VP, Finance and Administration
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