Design and Manufacture of a Conformal, Low RCS, X-Band SATCOM Antenna System (1000-052)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0167
Agency Tracking Number: N051-034-0112
Amount: $745,514.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-034
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
267 Boston Road, No. Billerica, MA, 01862
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. In addition, SI2’s proposed array is easily integrated with the existing structure of the platform, eliminating the need for costly structural requalification. The Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed concept through extensive design, modeling, and simulation. On the proposed Phase II effort, SI2 will manufacture a conformal, low RCS, X-Band SATCOM demonstrator array capable of beamsteering. The proposed array will be integrated with a dorsal panel of the F/A-18E/F and measured for performance.

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