Low Cost Electronically Steered Multi-Beam Transmit Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,534.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N66001-12-P-5110
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-104-1015
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-104
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Syntonics LLC
9160 Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
113489319
Principal Investigator:
Eugene Lee
Manager, Columbus Researc
(410) 884-0500
Eugene.Lee@syntonicscorp.com
Business Contact:
Edward O'Malley
VP, Finance and Administr
(410) 884-0500
Ed.OMalley@SyntonicsCorp.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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