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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: F083-050-1597
Amount: $740,787.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-050
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, -
DUNS: 113489319
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Gemeny
 Director, Technology Proj
 (410) 884-0500
Business Contact
 Ed O''Malley
Title: VP, Finance and Administr
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Research Institution
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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