Low Cost Conformal Transmit/Receive SATCOM Antenna for Military Patrol Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$750,056.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0115
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-117-0068
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-117
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
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:
Gary Bruce
Director, Programs & Oper
(410) 884-0500
Gary.Bruce@SyntonicsCorp.com
Business Contact:
Edward O'Malley
VP, Finance and Administr
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I Syntonics demonstrated the feasibility of meeting the satellite communications antenna system requirements for the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) using pixel-addressable reconfigurable conformal antenna (PARCA) technology. PARCA panels create a highly reconfigurable aperture using conductive pixels to rapidly reconfigure frequency and pointing angle. In Phase II we will analyze, design, build, and test a breadboard transmission line to confirm our design for the prototype antenna and to demonstrate the technology’s ability to operate at satcom frequencies (8-30 MHz). We will then analyze, design, build, and test a Phase II prototype antenna panel that can be reconfigured to demonstrate frequency agility and beam steering.

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