Communications-On-The-Move (COTM) Antenna Pointing and Stabilization System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$740,787.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-10-C-0127
Award Id:
92781
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-050-1597
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-050
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113489319
Principal Investigator:
SteveGemeny
Director, Technology Proj
(410) 884-0500
Steve.Gemeny@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact:
EdO''Malley
VP, Finance and Administr
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase II Syntonics will develop, select and implement fabrication techniques to create PARCA tiles with approximately 1-mm pixels, nominally in 100x100 matrices. Our goal for Phase II is successful X-band testing of a prototype PARCA tile with approximately 10,000 pixels and actuators. PARCA is a phased array technology that operates under software control to be pointing-agile, frequency-agile, polarization-agile, low profile, and affordable. One COTM concept uses a PARCA panel that is mechanically pointed for slow gross pointing and electronically pointed via software for fast fine pointing. Another COTM concept uses multiple PARCA panels to provide all-sky coverage. BENEFIT: The initial market for a PARCA-COTM system is substantial, as the market for military satcom systems is large both in the U.S. and with allied militaries. However, the PARCA technology will also be compelling in other military applications than need a thin, flat-plate array that provides agility in frequency, gain, steering, and polarization.

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