Ultra-Wide band Antenna (UWBA) for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$149,983.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-06-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-040-0278
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-040
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
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
 Bruce Montgomery
Title: President
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Email: Bruce.Montgomery@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Syntonics proposes to investigate the feasibility of using its pixel-addressable reconfigurable conformal antenna (PARCA) invention. PARCA uses conductive pixels that can be turned “on” or “off” to rapidly reconfigure a patch array’s operating frequency(ies), aperture gain(s), beam pointing direction(s), and beam polarization(s). Multiple PARCA panels would provide all-azimuth coverage. PARCA would either replace or supplement the two mechanically steered horn antennas with six electronically steered antenna panels. While aperture gain is frequency dependent, maximum gains in excess of +40 dBi at 18 GHz and +15 dBi at 1 GHz are practical for antenna panels sized to fit the existing transmitters. Constant gain across a frequency band can be achieved, too.BENEFITS: PARCA technology is beneficial in military antenna applications than need a thin, flat-plate array that operates at high power levels with agility in frequency, gain, steering, and polarization.

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