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Company Information:

Company Name: ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
City: Torrance
State: CA
Zip+4: 90503-1670
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://thinkom.com
Phone: (310) 371-5486

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,648,109.00 15
SBIR Phase II $5,399,051.00 8

Award List:

Wideband Radiating Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $97,000.00
Abstract:
ThinKom, with > 10 years experience developing and producing lightweight, low-cost and high-efficiency antennas using Continuous Transverse Stub (CTS) antenna technology (and a license to CTS from Raytheon), and two years of commercial antenna technologydevelopment, including innovative antenna… More

Multi-Band Antenna Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $99,480.00
Abstract:
ThinKom, with > 10 years experience developing and producing lightweight, low-cost and high-efficiency antennas using Continuous Transverse Stub (CTS) antenna technology and two years of commercial antenna technology development, including an innovativeantenna technology called WAVETRAP offering… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) Pseudolite Transmit Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $69,826.00
Abstract:
ThinKom, with > 10 years experience developing lightweight, low-cost and high efficiency antennas (some with cosecant squared beam shaping) using Continuous Transverse Stub (CTS) antenna technology (and a license to CTS from Raytheon), and using two yearsof commercial antenna technology development,… More

High Gain Antenna for Wireless Local Area Network (LAN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Trade off and select either a broadband (capable of being tuned from 1.8 to 6 GHz) or stacked multi-band (capable of supporting multiple [at least two] sub-bands within the 1.8 to 6 GHz range) version of coaxial continuous transverse stub (CTS) antennatechnology. The selected antenna element will… More

Wideband Radiation Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ThinKom, with > 10 years experience developing and producing lightweight, low-cost and high-efficiency antennas using Continuous Transverse Stub (CTS) antenna technology (and a license to CTS from Raytheon), and two years of commercial antenna technology development, including innovative antenna… More

Multi-Band Antenna Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bill Milroy
Award Amount: $375,846.00
Abstract:
ThinKom, with > 10 years experience developing and producing lightweight, low-cost and high-efficiency antennas using Continuous Transverse Stub (CTS) antenna technology and two years of commercial antenna technology development, including an innovative antenna technology called WAVETRAP offering… More

Affordable, High-Efficiency, Low-Profile VICTS X-Band Phased Array Antenna for Tactical Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $149,460.00
Abstract:
Navy tactical aircraft, (e.g. F/A-18, P-3, EA-6, V-22 and JSF) need high data rate (e.g. T1) over-the-horizon communications for rapid re-targeting, damage assessment reporting, on/off-board sensor fusion, and real-time mission critical communications. The new X-Band SATCOM system, XTAR, is being… More

Large-Scale Integrated MEMS-Based ESA for MMW Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $99,210.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will directly and effectively enable practical near-term realization of highly efficient, reliable, and affordable Electronically Scanned Array (ESA) antennas at Millimeter-Wave (MMW) frequencies. Based on novel packaging and integration of proven innovations (from ThinKom and… More

Affordable, High-Efficiency, Low-Profile VICTS X-Band Phased Array Antenna for Tactical Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gregory S. Otto, Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
Navy tactical aircraft, such as F/A-18, P-3, EA-6, V-22 and in the near future JSF, need high data rate (e.g. T1) over-the-horizon communications capabilities in support of rapid re-targeting, reporting damage assessment, on/off-board sensor fusion and targeting, and other real-time mission critical… More

Large-Scale Integrated MEMS-Based ESA for MMW Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William H. Henderson, Engineering Fellow
Award Amount: $744,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will demonstrate a highly efficient, reliable, and affordable Ka band (35 GHz) Electronically Scanned Antenna (ESA) that is based on novel packaging and integration of proven innovations (from ThinKom and Memtronics) in the areas of MEMS phase-shifters, low-loss feed networks,… More

Dual Band X/Ka On-The-Move Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $64,154.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will enable the realization of a low profile, CP X-band antenna designed for a Comm-On-The-Move application. A high gain X-Band design is realized utilizing novel packaging and integration of proven innovations from ThinKom in the areas of low loss feed networks, integrated high… More

Omni-Directional Capability for Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) Data Link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO
Award Amount: $78,752.00
Abstract:
The Navy wants to add multi-band omni-directional transmission capability to the SHARP data link to enhance transfer to ship/shore/ground sites in tactical environments, including during various aircraft maneuvers and flight profiles. ThinKom is proposing to investigate and demonstrate our… More

Dual Band X/Ka On-The-Move Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jerry Frey, Senior Program Manager
Award Amount: $732,054.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will realize a low profile, circularly polarized, X/Ka-band antenna system designed for Communication On-The-Move applications. The preliminary X-Band antenna design was successfully accomplished in Phase I, with mating Ka-band antenna and common gimbal concepts included. A… More

A Low Cost, Electronically Scanned Array (ESA) Antenna Technology for Aviation Hazard Detection and Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William H. Henderson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $97,236.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will investigate the feasibility of utilizing ThinKom's low cost electronically scanned array (ESA) antenna concepts to enable affordable airborne hazard detection and avoidance radar systems with greatly enhanced performance relative to those currently deployed. This technology… More

Omni-Directional Capability for Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) Data Link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $704,623.00
Abstract:
The Navy wants to add multi-band omni-directional transmission capability to the SHARP data link to enhance transfer to ship/shore/ground sites in tactical environments, including during various aircraft maneuvers and flight profiles. ThinKom is proposing to demonstrate our ultra-wideband (>10:1),… More

A Low Cost, Electronically Scanned Array (ESA) Antenna Technology for Aviation Hazard Detection and Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William Henderson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $597,159.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase II project includes the design, fabrication, and testing of a fully-functional 320 element X-band antenna which will serve dual-roles as both the proof-of-design (POD) and the proof-of-manufacturability (POM) prototype of ThinKom's innovative low-cost electronically scanned array… More

Low Size, Weight and Power Direction Antenna for Common Data Link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, Chief Executive Officer – (310) 802-4502
Award Amount: $148,503.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Broader deployments of Common Data Link (CDL) LOS networking capabilities are becoming increasingly important as the Warfighter evolves to ever-increasing bandwidth (high datarate)and 24/7/365 availability demands in the modern Battlefield. CDL is a key component of this need and… More

Low Cost, High Efficiency VICTS Multi-Beam Transmit Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Milroy, Chief Executive Officer – (310) 802-4502
Award Amount: $75,829.00
Abstract:
US Navy seeks high gain, high power multi-beam transmit antennas to support shipboard sensor, communication and EW functions, frequently simultaneously, anywhere in the hemisphere surrounding a ship. Modern ship antennas must also be low radar cross-section. To support these various functions,… More

High Efficiency V/W Band Airborne Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO – (310) 802-4502
Award Amount: $149,811.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed airborne antenna design employs flight-proven broadband MMW planar aperture, polarization, feed, and gimbal technologies, customized in an affordable, modular, scalable, low-profile high-efficiency antenna subsystem capable of near-term deployment for E-band (71-76 GHz) and… More

Antenna Design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Milroy, CTO – (310) 802-4502
Award Amount: $149,533.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: US Warfighters seek high data (>1 Mbps) satellite communications (SATCOM) with as much operational mobility as their weapon systems. This SBIR topic seeks innovative antenna designs for unmanned aerial vehicles that are robust enough to adapt to the multiple missions a Predator class… More

A Wideband Selectable Omni&Directional Antenna for GNSS Situational Awareness and Anti-Jam Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO – (310) 802-4502
Award Amount: $149,925.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Situational Awareness (SA) / Direction Finding (DF), and secondarily Anti-Jam (A/J) capability for GPS/GNSS antennas on small airframes where wavelengths are comparable to size of the airframe itself present a significant challenge. Conventional Blade, Bicone, and Cavity-Back Spirals are… More

Low Size, Weight and Power Direction Antenna for Common Data Link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Milroy, CTO – (310) 802-4502
Award Amount: $745,394.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed project will enable the realization of a low size, weight, & power directional antenna for CDL. A preliminary design of such a system was shown in the Phase I SBIR. Here, a small CTS (continuous transverse stub) antenna was shown to meet the CDL requirements provided in… More

Conformal Directive Antenna for Line-of-Sight (LOS) Applications on SWaP-C Constrained Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William W. Milroy, CTO – (310) 802-4502
Award Amount: $149,405.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Broader deployments of Common Data Link (CDL) and similar Line-of-Sight (LOS) networking capabilities have become increasingly important as the Warfighter evolves to ever-increasing bandwidth (high data rate) and 24/7/365 availability demands in the modern battlefield. However, broad… More