Multifunction Phase Array Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-02-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number: 021NM-2168
Amount: $99,959.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
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
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Grace
 Senior Scientist
 (805) 968-6787
 mgrace@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Michael VanBlaricum
Title: President
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mvanblaricum@toyon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Space-based radars for detection and precision tracking of air and ground targets over the entire battlefield require extremely large apertures. Toyon Research proposes to develop an innovative active lens antenna concept that promises excellent RF and DCpower efficiency as well as excellent thermal, mass, and packaging efficiency. The proposed research will explore the use of component technologies developed on the TRAM program and other efforts in the active lens application. The ultimate goal will be todevelop an antenna system with very large bandwidth capable of meeting tactical air-and ground surveillance requirements. The proposed research will develop a new generation of space-based radars to detect and track mobile targets with higher performanceand lower cost than previous designs. A constellation of such radars will give the U.S. a better picture of trouble spots around the globe and support immediate, pinpoint response when intervention is appropriate.

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