Multifunction Phase Array Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$742,337.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F29601-03-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-2168
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Michael Grace
Vice-President
(805) 968-6787
mgrace@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Michael VanBlaricum
President
(805) 968-6787
mvanblaricum@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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