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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:
2007 / 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 90503-1670
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Dual Band X/Ka On-The-Move Antenna System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-P047
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 preliminary Ka-Band antenna design is planned for the Phase I Option. The complete detailed design of both X and Ka antennas will be produced under Phase II. During Phase II ThinKom will deliver a full size, X-band, flat plate, CTS antenna and a reduced size prototype Ka-band antenna (20 GHz Rx, 30 GHz Tx). The Ka-band antenna architecture is based on several subarrays, so performance of one subarray effectively validates the design. The X-band and Ka-band antennas produce orthogonal CP, with the sense selectable via manual flipping of the polarizer in front of the aperture. The antennas are designed to work together on a common azimuth pedestal evolved from an existing ThinKom gimbal design. A conceptual gimbal design will be provided during Phase II. The resulting antennas will have significant performance advantages over similarly sized dish antennas. The low profile, dual band antenna system will provide an inconspicuous appearance on ground vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Jerry Frey
Senior Program Manager
3108024514
JerryF@thin-kom.com

Business Contact:

William Milroy
CTO
3108024502
BillM@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