Ka-band Satellite Phased Array Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$148,293.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9453-13-M-0175
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-079-0953
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-079
Small Business Information
Innovative Technology, Inc.
6806 West 3rd Street #28-16, Greeley, CO, 80634-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
829396501
Principal Investigator
 James Whelehan
 President
 (970) 488-0304
 inntech2@yahoo.com
Business Contact
 James Whelehan
Title: President
Phone: (970) 488-9394
Email: inntech2@yahoo.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: This proposal addresses an important need of DoD and MILSATCOM for satellite based receivers operating at Ka-Band having multiple beams (as many as 30) capability. Many of these beams need to be independently steered. This has traditionally been a major challenge because, as will be shown, the architectures that are required are very component intensive, which has made such antenna systems very costly and power consuming. Based on new and recent technological advances that have been made in Silicon Germanium, we have evolved a new and innovative concept that truly advances the state of the art for phased arrays, not only for this program but for other programs also. BENEFIT: Prior to this effort, phased arrays were large, high cost, high power, and had limited success on space platforms. With this innnovative development, not only will the DoD have the ability to successfully place these arrays on space platforms at a reasonable cost. Commercial satellites will also greatly benefit from this development.

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