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Wideband Ku/Ka AESA to Enable UUV SATCOM(1023-014-001)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0653
Agency Tracking Number: N231-042-0146
Amount: $139,598.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N231-042
Solicitation Number: 23.1
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-05
Small Business Information
267 Boston Road
North Billerica, MA 01862-1111
United States
DUNS: 131640919
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Jordan
 (978) 495-5343
Business Contact
 Noel Marie Burgoa
Phone: (978) 495-5302
Research Institution

SI2 Technologies (SI2), an ARA Company, proposes to enable high data rate beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications on Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) by developing a low-profile, wideband active electronically steered array (AESA) to provide Ku- and Ka-band SATCOM links for emerging LEO constellations. During Phase I, SI2 will develop a high-fidelity AESA system model and perform a series of trade studies to identify the optimal approaches to implement the AESA. During the Phase I effort, SI2 will also continue to engage interested parties to explore potential approaches to commercializing the technologies being developed. In the Phase I Option, SI2 will use the model to create a system conceptual design and specification, block diagram and capabilities document for the system solution and validate the approach via prototyping an interlaced aperture couple patch array for Ka band. At the end of the Phase I effort, the SI2 team will have a proven preliminary design for the overall wideband Satcom AESA meeting the specified requirements supported by an experimentally validated system model and trade studies that provide trade-offs between performance and SWaP-C concerns.

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