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Intelligent-control Multibeam SATCOM Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56KGU-19-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: A191-026-0277
Amount: $107,998.51
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19-026
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-23
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Niusha Sarkosh
 Director, Advanced RF Systems
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Keith Baker
Phone: (424) 835-9475
Research Institution

To address the Army’s need for a multibeam, wideband-satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Intelligent-control Multibeam SATCOM (IRIS) antenna. This proposed device is based on a new design that utilizes POC’s experience in developing antennas and custom materials. The innovation in electromagnetic field conditioning will enable the antenna to provide an affordable technology to close multiple simultaneous connections to geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), low-Earth orbit (LEO), and medium-Earth orbit (MEO) satellite systems that can be deployed on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) trailer. In Phase I, POC will identify and model the key technologies required to support the performance and cost goals for simultaneous beams to multiple geosynchronous and other satellites. POC will conduct Phase I studies to determine the IRIS architecture, scalability approach, basic RF performance parameters (frequency bands supported, instantaneous bandwidth, linearity across frequency, antenna gain and side lobes, axial ratios, effective isotropic radiated power, and gain-to-noise-temperature), tracking methodology, production costs, and feasibility of meeting requirements in MIL-STD-188-164B. In Phase II, POC will test and demonstrate key technologies to support an initial capability at technology readiness level (TRL)-4/-5 and will identify the growth path to full performance.

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