Multi-Band Dual-Aperture SATCOM Antenna for Rotary Wing Aircraft

Multi-Band Dual-Aperture SATCOM Antenna for Rotary Wing Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0258
Agency Tracking Number: N141-015-1108
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-015
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
315 Commerce Park Road, North Kingstown, RI, 02852-8421
DUNS: 041546834
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Weedon
 President/CEO
 (401) 295-0062
 wweedon@appliedradar.com
Business Contact
 William Weedon
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (401) 295-0062
Email: wweedon@appliedradar.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
A multi-band dual-aperture SATCOM antenna is proposed to support rotary-wing aircraft thru-rotor performance at X, Ku and Ka-bands including Ku-band TCDL as an option. Our proposed effort focuses on a low-cost design with reduced height and leverages existing aperture and radome technology from our prime contractor partner Lockheed-Martin. It also leverages existing digital modem technology developed at Applied Radar, as well as our experience in gimbal and controller design. In Phase 1, thru-rotor measurements will be performed with a test aircraft to assess and verify link-budget performance. Portions of the antenna and modem will be designed and fabricated. The Phase 1 Option will include design of the gimbal and controller, as well as additional antenna/modem design and testing. Phase 2 will include integration of the various components into a complete working antenna prototype meeting all of the frequency band requirements.

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