Design and Manufacture of a Conformal, Low RCS, X-Band SATCOM Antenna System (1000-038)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0200
Agency Tracking Number: N051-034-0112
Amount: $149,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: N05-034
Solitcitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
SI2 TECHNOLOGIES
200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824
Duns: 131640919
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Colvin
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 606-2601
 dcolvin@si2technologies.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Kunze
Title: President
Phone: (978) 606-2601
Email: jkunze@si2technologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to develop a conformal low radar-cross-section (RCS) X-Band SATCOM antenna system that will enable high speed satellite communications between tactical aircraft, such as the F/A-18E/F, and new satellite systems such as XTAR. SI2's innovative antenna is conformal, exhibits low RCS and still overcomes the difficulties posed by the operating environment. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed concept through extensive design, modeling, and simulation. During the Phase I Option, an antenna cell will be fabricated using SI2's state-of-the-art conformal electronics manufacturing techniques. The antenna will be tested to validate the design and demonstrate the benefits of the proposed approach. In Phase II, SI2's conformal low RCS X-Band SATCOM array will be manufactured, integrated within a representative structure and measured for performance.

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