Accession Number:

ADA460178

Title:

Ultra Small Aperture Terminal (USAT) Phased Array Technology Demonstrator

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-11-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a KKa-band two-way Ka active phased array antenna and mobile terminal technology development project co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research ONR Future Naval Capability FNC Program and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA Future Combat Systems Communications FCSC Program. The objective of the ONRIDARPA Ultra Small Aperture Terminal USAT Project is to advance the state-of-the-art in KKa-band active phased array antenna components and miniaturized frequency converters to provide wideband satellite communications on the move COTM capabilities for mobile vehicles. By using a mechanically augmented phased array MAPA antenna, USAT demonstrates these technologies in a prototype that requires one transmit array and one receive array to achieve full-hemispherical coverage.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE