E-Band Gimbaled Dish Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0066
Agency Tracking Number: F103-075-0137
Amount: $99,916.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-075
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 P. Kelly
 Director of Engineering
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Theresa Boone
Title: President
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: FIRST RF proposes three lightweight E-Band gimbaled dish solutions that meet the need for scanning in two axes from a Geosynchronous Orbiting satellite (GEO). The designs are based on a gimbaled main reflector fore steering in one axis, but vary the method by which the orthogonal axis is scanned. During Phase I, FIRST RF will establish RF, mechanical, system and cost models of each approach and downselect the best value to the Air Force. In addition, we offer a wide-beam antenna to operate in concert with the steered beam antenna to maximize applications and transition opportunities. FIRST RF personnel have designed and fielded antennas for dozens of space applications currently in use. BENEFIT: As more data is becoming available from the proliferation of UAVs, the demand for wideband Beyond Line of Site data transfer will increase tremendously. The proposed technology meets the needs of the space terminal. Our close cooperation with the prime and user community puts FIRST RF in a unique position to commercialize the technology quickly. In addition, we can work with these same users to define/develop the terrestrial or airborne terminal.

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