Multifunction Phase Array Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-03-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number: 021NM-2168
Amount: $742,337.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Grace
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Michael VanBlaricum
Title: President
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to demonstrate a new lens antenna designed to meet the extreme demands of next-generation, large-aperture, space-based radar (SBR) with significantly improved electrical and mechanical efficiency. The X-band, agile-beamdesign has better aperture efficiency, better sidelobe performance, and wider field-of-regard than a reflector-type antenna. As a hybrid between a conventional active array antenna and a passive lens, the active lens is superior to both.The proposed active lens features super-low-power, single-chip InP transmit/receive modules to be provided by Rockwell Scientific Company (RSC). These chips will be optimized for low power consumption on receive, a significant departure from airborne radardesign rules. In the first year, RSC will develop prototype T/R module chips and Toyon will optimize the feed and lens antennas. In the second year, Toyon will integrate and test the RSC MMICs in a prototype active-lens. With

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