Electronically Steerable Antenna for Kill Vehicle and Space Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0061
Agency Tracking Number: B041-063-0054
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-063
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
SYNTONICS LLC
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: 113489319
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Montgomery
 President
 (410) 884-0500
 Bruce.Montgomery@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact
 Edward O'Malley
Title: VP, Finance and Administr
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Email: Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Syntonics is proposing a radically innovative concept: a Pixel-Addressable Reconfigurable Conformal Antenna (PARCA) that could meet the KV's requirements for simplicity, mass and robustness while providing near-all sky coverage. The feasibility of PARCA has not been demonstrated (yet), but earlier work by others suggests it merits further investigation, hence its suitability for a Phase I study. Syntonics will investigate the feasibility of a conformal, electronically steered antenna composed of conductive pixels formed using electrostatic, magnetic or plasma gas technology. An antenna built with the PARCA concept could provide near-all sky coverage and +15 dBi gain in the 20-22 GHz band when implemented as a ring or multiple discrete panels around the circumference of a KV.

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