Design and Manufacture of Conformal Distributed Antennas for Robust OTM Ku/Ka-Band SATCOM Systems (1000-066)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-07-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-106-0028
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-106
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
SI2 TECHNOLOGIES
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, 01862
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Colvin
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 495-5300
 dcolvin@si2technologies.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Kunze
Title: President
Phone: (978) 495-5300
Email: jkunze@si2technologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to develop an on-the-move (OTM) Ku/Ka-Band SATCOM antenna system for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). Limited space on the EFV and its land and sea operating environment present significant challenges for OTM communications. SI2’s approach provides a low cost solution consisting of smaller, distributed antennas integrated with the platform using SI2’s proprietary System Integrated Design and Manufacturing (SIDM) technology. The SATCOM antenna system will communicate with low Earth orbits (LEO) and geosynchronous Earth orbits (GEO) with data rates of at least 64 kbps. The EFV SATCOM system will be capable of satellite tracking while the EFV is on the move in water traveling at 25 knots up to sea state 3, or on land with speeds up to 45 knots. Top level concerns are cost, throughput, size, weight, radar-cross-section (RCS), and power. SI2’s proposed approach offers unique capabilities to design and manufacture the OTM EFV Ku/Ka-Band SATCOM antenna system.

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