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Large Area Portable Radar Antenna Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: N/A
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0258
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB2-0081
Amount: $1,149,850.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-179
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-03-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-12-31
Small Business Information
488 Ridgefield Road
Shelburne, VT 05482-6311
United States
HUBZone Owned: Unavailable
Woman Owned: Unavailable
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Unavailable
Principal Investigator
 Ajay Jain
 (650) 380-4763
Business Contact
Phone: (802) 985-4009
Research Institution

A novel manufacturing method is proposed for making very low cost UHF, EPC Gen 2 compatible RFID or large area phased array radar as complete, fully integrated "chipless" circuits directly combining RF/analog/digital circuit elements with antennas. Circuits are manufactured as arrays on large area, flexible substrates, using techniques compatible with Roll-to-Roll (R2R) processing, with the resulting large area wafer then subdivided into multiple, low cost tag circuits, or left as large area radar arrays. The innovative technique involves wavelength sensitive photolithography obviating the multiple steps in conventional photolithography and eliminating registration and alignment issues. The technique allows use of Silicon and conventional inorganic semiconductor materials and recipes for realizing higher mobility electronics at higher temperatures, avoiding the challenges of using organic materials.

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