Communications-On-The-Move (COTM) Antenna Pointing and Stabilization System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,929.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-09-C-0117
Award Id:
92781
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-050-1597
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113489319
Principal Investigator:
StevenGemeny
Vice President
(410) 884-0500
gdeming@aspensystems.com
Business Contact:
EdwardO''''Malley
Vice President
(410) 884-0500
gdeming@aspensystems.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Syntonics proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a simple COTM multi-band antenna system based on the our pixel-addressable reconfigurable conformal antenna (PARCA) Software-Defined Antenna technology. PARCA is a phased array technology that operates under software control to be pointing-agile, frequency-agile, polarization-agile, low profile, and affordable. One concept uses a PARCA panel that is mechanically pointed for slow gross pointing and electronically pointed via software for fast fine pointing. Another concept uses multiple PARCA panels to provide all-sky coverage. BENEFIT: The initial market for a PARCA system that can be used for satcom on the move is substantial, as the market for military satcom systems is large both in the U.S. and with allied militaries. However, the PARCA technology will also be compelling in other military applications than need a thin, flat-plate array that provides agility in frequency, gain, steering, and polarization.

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