Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0097
Agency Tracking Number: F141-243-1642
Amount: $149,538.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solitcitation Year: 2014
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF141-243
Solitcitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC
24 Cascade Road, Arnold, MD, 21012-
Duns: 011759482
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Schmier
 President
 (410) 626-7682
 rschmier@alphaomegaem.com
Business Contact
 Robert Schmier
Title: President
Phone: (410) 626-7682
Email: rschmier@alphaomegaem.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I SBIR effort is to develop and demonstrate an advanced, space antenna with a steerable, formable beam for Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. GPS satellites currently use fixed beam L-band antennas to provide hemispherical coverage of the earth. There is a need to be able to focus the GPS broadcast on a specific area of interest, steer it to maintain the beam on that area, and provide additional signal strength for better general reception and overcoming a jammer, etc. The primary objective of this effort is to develop and demonstrate a simultaneous and completely independent three-beam transmit array antenna for use on a GPS satellite that will completely fulfill this need. AOE will focus its attention on active phased array solutions in order arrive at an architecture that exhibits graceful degradation and distributes power and heat over the entire surface of the array. Under this proposed effort, AOE will be working with Boeing (a positioning, navigation, and timing, or PNT prime contractor) to help ensure applicability of AOE"s efforts and begin work towards technology transition.

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