Frequency-Agile, Endfire Phased Array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-06-C-P248
Agency Tracking Number: A052-110-1288
Amount: $729,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-110
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
Suite A, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Clark
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance and C
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution
Toyon Research Corporation has developed and patented reconfigurable antenna technology that represents a significant improvement upon traditional antennas. Toyon’s approach is to use parasitic control devices to adjust the gain, frequency response, or polarization of an antenna element. Toyon proposes to use this technique to design and prototype a frequency-agile Ku-band Planar antenna array capable of scanning over a full hemisphere without dependence on mechanical scanning. Toyon will partner with Agile Materials and Technologies, inventors of small, low-power, ferroelectric devices. Toyon will use these devices to control the electrical properties of individual elements of an antenna array, enabling frequency agility, enhanced gain, and improved scan range in the phased array. Toyon’s partnership with Agile will enable us to fully integrate the antenna systems with the control devices throughout the Phase-II contract. Toyon intends to build, test, and evaluate a prototype of an electronically controlled antenna array during Phase II.

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