Syntonics’ patented frequency selective surface (FSS) antenna system packs more communications capability into less footprint for satcom-on-the-move, mobile, and shipboard satellite terminals. Multiple independent, lightweight antennas can be packaged within a single radome.
The prototype antenna system features three independent antenna arrays, one each for L-, S- and X-band reception. Each antenna array can point at different satellites. All three arrays are nested into one system using a technique first invented for frequency selective surfaces. Syntonics has applied for a patent on this novel design.
Syntonics is performing this work teamed with The ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Prototype testing was performed in ESL’s compact range. The ElectroScience Laboratory is internationally recognized for its expertise in antenna design and electromagnetic theory. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) is sponsoring this work on behalf of the U.S. Navy Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Space (PEO C4I & Space).
Syntonics designs, develops, and manufactures specialty military RF communications equipment and accessories, notably RF-over-fiber products and innovative antennas. For more information on Syntonics and its products, please see the company's website at www.SyntonicsCorp.com.