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Light-Weight, High-Gain Receive/Transmit Navigation/Communication Antennas

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-090-0818
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-090
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Syntonics LLC
9160 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Light-Weight, High-Gain Receive/Transmit Navigation/Communication Antennas
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0094
Award Amount: $99,890.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The desire to improve the performance of portable Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE) in the presence of interference and/or signal attenuation creates the need for a multi-mode GPS antenna. The antenna first needs a higher gain mode for initial signal acquisition from at least one GPS satellite and then a lower gain all-sky mode for maximum navigation precision. The antenna must also be lightweight, rugged, low visual profile, silent in operation, and highly portable. In Phase I Syntonics will demonstrate the feasibility of this multi-mode GPS antenna by analysis plus actual laboratory and field measurements taken with a breadboard antenna structure. We will also investigate other tactical communication applications for the same antenna structure. BENEFIT: The anticipated results of a successful Phase I will be a design concept for a lightweight, robust, Multi-Mode GPS antenna. The resulting design can be prototyped in Phase II. The initial market for Multi-Mode GPS antenna that can be used with a variety of military UE is substantial, as GPS UE has proliferated throughout the U.S. and allied militaries. The Multi-Mode GPS antenna will also be compelling in civilian GPS applications than need rapid signal acquisition from a cold or warm start. We can market the technology as an adjunct to our existing line of UHF TACSAT antennas

Principal Investigator:

Steven E. Gemeny
Director, Technology Projects
(410) 884-0500
Steve.Gemeny@SyntonicsCorp.com

Business Contact:

Edward J. O'Malley
Vice President, Finance&Admin.
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Syntonics LLC
9160 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 522189864
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No