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Wideband Radiation Aperture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62504
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2985
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
20000 Mariner Ave, Suite 500 Torrance, CA 90503-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Wideband Radiation Aperture
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0045
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 technologies such as WAVETRAP (wideband, near-omni offering beam shaping and beam steering capabilities) and a dual band variant of VICTS (Variable Inclined CTS), will investigate and recommend a Wideband Radiating Aperture antenna technology and design addressing the K, Ka and Q operating bands. Recommended antenna (or antennas) will exhibit these features: 1) total radiation efficiency > 70% (< 0.5dB ohmic loss between amplifiers and free space), 2) offer low (approximately 10 ohms) match to amplifiers (e.g. HPA & LNA) to achieve high power added efficiency and low noise figure, 3) be physically low profile (< 2-3 inches thick), small (about 15-20 inches in diameter) and light weight (< 50 lb), 4) be of robust physical construction to withstand both airborne and ground vehicle environments, and 5) use low cost commercial materials and processes to achieve affordability.

Principal Investigator:

William W. Milroy
3103715486
BillM@thin-kom.com

Business Contact:

Michael A. Burke
3103715486
MikeB@thin-kom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

THINKOM SOLUTIONS, INC.
3825 Del Amo Blvd., Suite 200 Torrance, CA 90503

EIN/Tax ID: 954801643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No