Dual Band X/Ka On-The-Move Antenna System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$64,154.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-07-C-P003
Award Id:
76956
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-127-0945
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3825 Del Amo Blvd., Suite 200, Torrance, CA, 90503
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806647330
Principal Investigator:
William Milroy
CTO
(310) 371-5486
BillM@thin-kom.com
Business Contact:
Michael Burke
CEO
(310) 371-5486
MikeB@thin-kom.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed project will enable the realization of a low profile, CP X-band antenna designed for a Comm-On-The-Move application. A high gain X-Band design is realized utilizing novel packaging and integration of proven innovations from ThinKom in the areas of low loss feed networks, integrated high efficiency radiating aperture technologies, waveguide rotary joints, and gimbals. The resulting antenna will have significant performances advantages over a similarly sized dish. The low profile, ultimately dual band antenna will provide an inconspicuous appearance to the ground vehicle. Phase I of this effort will study, trade, and design the constituent components and integrated packaging of a circularly polarized, X-band CTS (Continuous Transverse Stub) array suitable for mounting on low profile gimbal (< 6" high). The polarization and frequency of operation will be designed for communication using the X-band capability of WGS satellites. The design will be compatible with a subsequent Phase II effort to mount a Ka band CTS array on the "opposing side" of the X band array, to allow for quick frequency band selection in the field. The dual band design developed during Phase II would be compatible with a CTS specific gimbal currently in development under another SBIR.

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