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Affordable Beamforming Network for TT&C Phased Array Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
55304
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001SN-0968
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC
24 Cascade Road Arnold, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Affordable Beamforming Network for TT&C Phased Array Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F19628-01-C-0029
Award Amount: $560,000.00
 

Abstract:

The current antennas of choice for earth stations are parabolic reflector antennas such as those used for tracking telemetry and control (TT&C) for the AFSCN. These antennas are required to have horizon-to-horizon, full-hemispherical coverage and oftenseveral antennas are required at each remote tracking station site. A single active hemispherical phased array antenna composed of flat panel subarrays could replace all the reflector antennas at a remote tracking station site. The objectives of thisSBIR effort are to complete development of and demonstrate the technical feasibility of a low-cost beamforming network (BFN) with integrated radiating elements that will meet the requirements for TT&C in satellite control operations. The feed network isresponsible for RF power distribution to/from individual transmit/receive (T/R) modules and it must accommodate multiple transmit and receive beams with full duplex operation. The radiating elements must support dual-polarized full-duplex operation.Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC (AOE) will employ proprietary electromagnetic simulation software to complete detail designs of the BFN and high performance radiating elements developed during Phase I of this and a related SBIR effort. The resultingdesigns will be based on low-cost high-performance configurations and will be validated through fabrication and test of an integrated BFN/radiating aperture passive subarray.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Schmier
President
4106267682
alpha.omega@erols.com

Business Contact:

Eric Lucas
Vice President
4107500190
alphaomega@maranatha.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHA OMEGA ELECTROMAGNETICS, LLC
24 Cascade Road Arnold, MD 21012

EIN/Tax ID: 522087587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No