Reduced Surface Wave Antenna System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-04-C-1054
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-103-0474
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:
David Clark
Analyst
(805) 968-6787
dclark@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation has improved upon traditional interference mitigation techniques to develop conformal antenna systems that reduce interference with close-proximity elements. These antenna systems include fixed radiation pattern antennas (FRPAs) combined with high-impedance surface structures that greatly reduce interaction between nearby radiating structures. Toyon's antennas have several unique advantages over traditional systems. They are compact, lightweight, conformal antenna systems, thus making them viable candidates for airborne applications. In addition, their antenna characteristics, including gain pattern and surface wave magnitude, are optimized in order to maximally reject interference for a known environment. This includes stand-alone operation or for their use in larger phased arrays. Toyon Research Corporation has outlined a comprehensive Phase I project for the use of a FRPA with high impedance surface structures as a reduced surface wave antenna system. This includes the building of a prototype antenna system to be tested and evaluated during Phase I. A cost analysis will also be performed for transitioning this antenna system to commercial production and application.

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