Multi-Band Antenna For L, S, and X-Band Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-04-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: N031-0711
Amount: $787,081.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-147
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: 113489319
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Montgomery
 (410) 884-0500
Business Contact
 Edward O'Malley
Title: VP, Finance and Administr
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Research Institution
SPAWAR desires a cost-effective, lightweight, multi-band antenna system that can simultaneously receive weather data from as many as three different satellites transmitting in the L, S, and X-bands. U.S. Navy ships must be capable of receiving NPOESS data plus weather data from several heritage U.S. and foreign satellite systems, so future military weather stations must have tri-band L/S/X receive capability. Existing shipboard antenna systems receive only L/S-band downlinks and no "real estate" is readily available for a separate, new X-band antenna. Therefore, the need arises for a tri-band antenna system capable of operating within the same "footprint" as the heritage one-radome antenna systems. The Team of Syntonics LLC and the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) of The Ohio State University has studied and proven the feasibility of a practical tri-band antenna system capable of separately pointing L, S and X-band receive antennas. In Phase II, the Team will design, build and test a prototype tri-band antenna system that can simultaneously receive weather and related data from satellites transmitting in the L, S, and X bands. The prototype antenna system will be designed to enable performance testing of its FSS antennas and transportation in a van or truck.

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