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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$787,081.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00039-04-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0711
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-147
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
SYNTONICS LLC
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113489319
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Montgomery
President
(410) 884-0500
Bruce.Montgomery@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact:
Edward O'Malley
VP, Finance and Administr
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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