Tactical Antenna Switching and Positioning System (TASPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: USZA22-02-P-0061
Agency Tracking Number: S021-0065
Amount: $69,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Astron Antenna Co.
22560 Glenn Drive, Suite 114, Sterling, VA, 20164
DUNS: 107931859
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Jahoda
 Technical Director
 (703) 450-5517
 jjahoda@astronwireless.com
Business Contact
 James Jalbert
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (703) 450-5517
Email: jjalbert@astronwireless.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The program objective is to design and build an inexpensive lightweight, portable, and sensitive Tactical Antenna Switching and Positioning System for UHF (240 to 320 MHz) SATCOM. It is to be designed to be carried aboard ships, installed at sometimesunpredictable locations, and placed into continuous operation with unattended operation. It is for operation over 225 to 400 MHz 100 watt operation, shipped in two cartons, each weighing not more than 60 pounds, function in an ocean environment and highwinds (over 50 knots) and sea spray and fully DAMA compliant. This system could be used in a broad range of military, commercial, and paramilitary applications where automatic RF switching and antenna tracking are necessary."

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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