SBIR Phase II: Adaptive Phased Arrays for Broadband Wireless Access

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$99,967.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0422037
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0320020
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fidelity Comtech
5485 Conestoga Court, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Carey
 Mr
 (303) 786-8048
 joe.carey@fidelity-comtech.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Carey
Title: Mr
Phone: (303) 786-8048
Email: joe.carey@fidelity-comtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will culminate in the demonstration of the smallest, most economical phased array system yet developed for addressing the problem of how to traverse the "last mile" between a broadband network and the home. During the course of the project, the state of the art in phased array antenna technology will be advanced and networking algorithms will be developed to take advantage of this innovative technology. The broader impact of this research project is to fulfill the challenge to economically deliver wireless Internet access to rural communities. This steerable technology provides a greater than 50 percent increase in coverage and a cost savings of up to 55 percent. These cost and coverage improvements would help meet the needs and bring the benefits of broadband Internet into areas of the country that remain underserved.

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