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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-09-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number: F083-050-1597
Amount: $99,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF083-050
Solitcitation Number: 2008.3
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
 Steven Gemeny
 Vice President
 (410) 884-0500
Business Contact
 Edward O''''Malley
Title: Vice President
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Research Institution
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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