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Low Profile Smart Multiple Beam Forming Antenna for KU-Band

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87026
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-101-0351
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILE RF, INC.
93 Castilian Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Low Profile Smart Multiple Beam Forming Antenna for KU-Band
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-B404
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 cost phased array antennas featuring our analog controlled phase shifters. This work was performed for a commercial application, automotive DirecTV antennas, but is ideally suited for the manufacture of cost-effective and scalable conformal antennas. Agile is proposing to develop 2-D electronically scanned antennas using our low cost, high performance phase shifters as the key enabling technology in a module based approach. These low cost modules include polarization control, amplification and phase shift in a single small and easily manufacturable package. Phase I will focus on a Ku band antenna and module development. The Phase I proposal will focus on extending our work from an existing Ku band commercial DBS antenna but adding transmit functionality and scaling the antenna for the specific requirements of the Army. Phase II will involve the actual manufacture of the antenna designed in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Forse
Senior RF Engineer
8059685159
rforse@agilerf.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Watson
VP Sales
8059685159
twatson@agilerf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILE RF, INC.
93 Castilian Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 770515511
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No