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Small Aperture X-Band Antenna (SAXBA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87039
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-134-0892
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alico Systems Inc
2988 Columbia Street Torrance, CA 90503
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Small Aperture X-Band Antenna (SAXBA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-K407
Award Amount: $119,509.00
 

Abstract:

Currently there is no affordable military band on-the-move non-line-of-sight (NLOS) or beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications capability available for land vehicles, helicopters, boats or small UAVs. The current state-of-the-art in Satellite-On-the-Move (SOTM) terminals for Blue Force Tracking (BFT) application is the unit deployed for OIF/OEF which provides 2.4 Kbps utilizing a commercial L-band satellite. The key goals of this project is to develop a low cost, military band, high data rate (> 16 Kbps) on-the-move (OTM), small footprint (< 1 cubic foot) satellite terminal which supports Blue Force Tracking (BFT), situation awareness (SA), and C2 missions. We have investigated the DoD satellite offerings and believe that the X-band Wideband Gap Filler Satellite (WGS) provides the optimum capability to support small aperture on-the-move terminals. Our proposed design will support WGS X-band. In the interim these terminals will also support XTAR a commercial X-band service provider with operational capability available today. Alico Systems proposed approach is based on utilizing low cost beam steering antenna technology with no moving parts. An innovative approach is proposed for tracking the satellite with low cost components. Our design supports >32 Kbps forward and >8 Kbps reverse data rate on-the-move with a <0.5 cubic foot volume.

Principal Investigator:

Ward A. Holdrege
Chief Engineer
3107819503
ward.holdrege@alicosystems.com

Business Contact:

Syed M. Akbar
President & CEO
5624361510
syed.akbar@alicosystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALICO SYSTEMS, INC.
2461 W. 205th Street, STE B105 Torrance, CA 90501

EIN/Tax ID: 330704492
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No