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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
76956
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-127-0945
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Dual Band X/Ka On-The-Move Antenna System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-P003
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 efficiency radiating aperture technologies, waveguide rotary joints, and gimbals. The resulting antenna will have significant performances advantages over a similarly sized dish. The low profile, ultimately dual band antenna will provide an inconspicuous appearance to the ground vehicle. Phase I of this effort will study, trade, and design the constituent components and integrated packaging of a circularly polarized, X-band CTS (Continuous Transverse Stub) array suitable for mounting on low profile gimbal (< 6" high). The polarization and frequency of operation will be designed for communication using the X-band capability of WGS satellites. The design will be compatible with a subsequent Phase II effort to mount a Ka band CTS array on the "opposing side" of the X band array, to allow for quick frequency band selection in the field. The dual band design developed during Phase II would be compatible with a CTS specific gimbal currently in development under another SBIR.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Michael A. Burke
CEO
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