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New Satellite Communication Technology Positioned For Widespread Use

| AF SBIR/STTR | Feb. 22, 2018

 

 

GATR Technologies

  • LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama
  • TOPIC NUMBER: MDA04-088
  • TOPIC TITLE: Inflatable Tracking Antenna - 2.4 meter
  • TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICE: AFRL Information Directorate Rome, NY
  • SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Air Force Research Laboratory

The Department of Defense now has access to a portable antenna with tracking capability that can be deployed in places where these capabilities are traditionally limited.  

With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program and the Air Force Research Laboratory, Alabama-based GATR Technologies developed a version of its inflatable antenna that can follow moving targets. Also known as GATR TRAC, the new antenna is relatively lightweight and has a low-stowage volume so it can be easily transported then quickly assembled.

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