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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0115
Agency Tracking Number: N062-117-0068
Amount: $750,056.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-117
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
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
 Gary Bruce
 Director, Programs & Oper
 (410) 884-0500
 Gary.Bruce@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
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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