Ultra Small Aperture Terminal (USAT) Phased Array Technology Demonstrator
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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