Low Cost Electronically Steered Multi-Beam Transmit Array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-12-P-5110
Agency Tracking Number: N121-104-1015
Amount: $79,534.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-104
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, -
DUNS: 113489319
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eugene Lee
 Manager, Columbus Researc
 (410) 884-0500
Business Contact
 Edward O'Malley
Title: VP, Finance and Administr
Phone: (410) 884-0500
Email: Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution
We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of a high gain beamsteering antenna based on the Team"s pixel-addressable reconfigurable conformal antenna (PARCA) Software-Defined Antenna technology. With prior DoD SBIR funding from the Missile Defense Agency, the Navy, and the Air Force, the Team of Syntonics LLC and the ElectroScience Laboratory of The Ohio State University (ESL/OSU) have already made significant progress towards realizing the PARCA concept of Software Defined Antennas. PARCA antennas have been studied at frequencies up to Ka band and we plan to extend this work to develop a feasible PARCA concept with hemispherical coverage suitable for naval ships. PARCA uses conductive pixels that can be turned"on"or"off"to rapidly to reconfigure beam pointing direction,operating frequency, aperture gain, and beam polarization. This is fast enough to compensate for all but extremely rapid motions. An antenna system with the capability of reconfiguring the frequency, polarization, and radiation pattern allows flexibility in both the mounting profile and steering techniques.

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