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Company Information:

Name: AGILE RF, INC.
Address: 93 Castilian Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (805) 968-5159

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $869,249.00 10
SBIR Phase II $2,560,850.00 4
STTR Phase I $199,967.00 2

Award List:

True Time Delay and Constant Phase Shift Circuit Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Elsass, President
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
This program is aimed at the development of low loss (less than 1dB), wide band, true-time-delay phase shifter circuits using thin-film BST (Barium Strontium Titanate, a tunable dielectric). Recent advances in BST deposition technology have led todramatic improvements in material quality, making… More

True Time Delay and Constant Phase Shift Circuit Elements Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Elsass, President
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
"Thin film ferroelectric phase shifters will be developed for advanced radar and communication systems. The objective of the project is to demonstrate thin film ferroelectric phase shifters at 20 and 40 GHz. In Phase I, thin film ferroelectric deviceswere shown to be technologically feasable and… More

Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Chase, VP of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,681.00
Abstract:
Agile Materials and Technologies has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable varactors using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST). These highly tunable varactors form the basis for tunable filters and other… More

Materials Integration and Processing of Nonlinear Tunable Thin Films with Affordable Large Area Substrates to Promote Microwave Frequency (Ka band) Wafer Phased Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Forse, Senior RF Engineer, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,711.00
Abstract:
Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog millimeter wave phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) in thin film form. Agile has also performed… More

Reduced Size Weight and Power Consumption for SATCOM Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Forse, Senior RF Engineer, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,072.00
Abstract:
Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST). Agile has also performed pioneering work in the design of phased… More

Materials Integration and Processing of Nonlinear Tunable Thin Films with Affordable Large Area Substrates to Promote Microwave Frequency (Ka band) Wa

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Forse, Senior RF Engineer
Award Amount: $729,110.00
Abstract:
Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog millimeter wave phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) in thin film form. Agile has also performed… More

Development of Advanced Thin-Film Microwave Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Elsass, Materials Scientist
Award Amount: $79,823.00
Abstract:
Agile is a leader in thin film BST technology for uses in microwave circuits including tunable filters, tunable antennas and phased array antennas. Agile will apply unique and recently discovered properties in BST films to design and produce high performance filters for X band and higher… More

Reduced Size Weight and Power Consumption for SATCOM Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Forse, Senior RF Engineer
Award Amount: $726,968.00
Abstract:
Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST). These phase shifters are inexpensive, reproducible and easy to… More

Wideband Filter Networks for Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Size, Weight, and Power (SWAP) Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Albert Cardona, VP of Engineering
Award Amount: $69,430.00
Abstract:
Agile is proposing a unique new technology to solve JTRS filtering issues using a recently discovered piezoelectric material that can provide its own switching and tuning capabilities.

Tunable Filters for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Albert Cardona, VP of Engineering and Operations
Award Amount: $99,499.00
Abstract:
Agile is proposing to develop novel switched high-Q acoustic filters where the switching and filtering functions are included in the devices monolithically leading to very small, high performance tunable filters.

Low Profile Smart Multiple Beam Forming Antenna for KU-Band

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Forse, Senior RF Engineer
Award Amount: $63,681.00
Abstract:
Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST). Agile has also performed pioneering work in the design of low… More

Development of Advanced Thin-Film Microwave Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Juergen Musolf, Senior Process Engineer
Award Amount: $374,773.00
Abstract:
Agile is proposing to develop high performance acoustic X band filters that include the switching functionality built right into the filters themselves. Details are proprietary.

Improved electrodes for low-loss radio frequency devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UC Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Chris Elsass, VP of Research
Award Amount: $99,970.00
RI Contact: Susanne Stemmer
Abstract:
Understanding and minimizing RF loss in tunable components is key to the successful integration of this technology in high performance wireless devices. Filter applications, in particular, fundamentally require extremely low loss to operate efficiently. Agile's high-frequency tunable filter… More

Series Resistance Reduction in Tunable Radio Frequency (RF) Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DMEA
Principal Investigator: Arman Mkrtchyan, OWNER/INVENTOR/MANAGER
Award Amount: $99,693.00
Abstract:
The "crown dice" ceramic items will become available by pouring clay into moldings , than burning them at the kilns and painting them to be ready to go for the shelves . the design is : below box --dice; on top of the box are joker sticks.

Efficient Small Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Albert Cardona, VP of Engineering
Award Amount: $98,659.00
Abstract:
As antennas decrease in size their efficiency and bandwidth decrease. In order to improve the efficiency and frequency coverage of small antennas one must find a way to improve upon the Chu limit. Agile's proven approach is to use tunability to improve the Chu limit thereby allowing a small… More

High Performance Complex Oxide Thin Film Materials to Enable Switchable Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators (FBAR) for Low-Loss Radio Frequency Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UC, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Chris Elsass, VP of Research and Development – (805) 968-5159
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Kevin S. Stewart
Abstract:
The proposed project focuses on a new technology that has a built-in switch to turn the filter on and off, and thus is functionally equivalent to a high-selectivity filter and a low-loss switch, where the switch draws no DC power. Agile calls this new invention the Switchable Trimmable Acoustic… More