TechConnect Innovation Program

Auto Tracking Antenna Platform

Armstrong Flight Research Center, CA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology is a continuously rotating antenna mounting platform on which multiple antennas can be mounted. This system enables all antennas on the platform to be moved simultaneously to track the same object. The platform is capable of continuous rotation in azimuth and vertical +/-180 degrees.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The main differentiation of this innovation compared to other antenna mounting platforms on the market is that it is light enough that a single person can carry it and it costs under $5000. In comparison, the current antenna mounting/tracking platforms are huge and are in hundred thousand dollar range.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 322

Website: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ipp/centers/dfrc/technology/Fiber-Optic-Sensing-Suite.html

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: The technology was developed by NASA.

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners