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SWITCHED HEMISPHERICAL ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6666
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6666
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SWITCHED HEMISPHERICAL ANTENNA
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

TRA PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SWITCHED HEMISPHERICAL ANTENNA FOR USE ON THE STS, SPACE STATIONS AND SATELLITES. THE ANTENNA HAS THE ABILITY TO SCAN OVER 2 PI STERADIANS, SAMPLE SIGNAL STRENGTH FROM A BEACON AND ROUTE DATA TO THE APPROPRIATE SECTOR. THE ON-BOARD COMPUTER MAY BE INTERFACEDTO AN INERTIAL REFERENCE FRAME ALLOWING THE CONTROLLER TO COMPENSATE FOR SATELLITE SPIN. TWO SUCH ANTENNAS WILL ALLOW4 PI STERADIAN COVERAGE. THE GAIN OF AN INDIVIDUAL UNIT ANTENNA WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 15 DB AND THE SYSTEM WILL SUPPORT CIRCULAR POLARIZATION. BECAUSE THE ANTENNA WILL BE UNDER SOFTWARE CONTROL DIVERSE AND FLEXIBLE OPERATION IS POSSIBLE. A SIMILAR SYSTEM HAS APPLICATION AS A ROOF MOUNTED GROUND VEHICLE TO SATELLITE ANTENNA, ABLE TO COMPENSATE FOR VEHICLE OR SATELLITE MOTION. THE PROPOSED ANTENNA WILL OPERATE IN THE KU BAND.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen peterson

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Assocs Inc
410 Chipeta Way #222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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