Ultra-Light Interlaced Active Electronically Steerable Antennas (ULI-AESA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0275
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0368
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Michael Grace
Senior Scientist, Vice-Pr
(805) 968-9687
mgrace@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and C
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to demonstrate a very lightweight, power-efficient AESA antenna to meet the needs of small UAVs performing ISR missions over the battlefield. The antenna utilizes a hybrid active/passive architecture that minimizes T/R module count and total power consumption for equivalent radar capability, while maintaining full ESA steering capability. The ESA electronics are also unique by virtue of using discrete devices bump-bonded onto low-cost substrates. This reduces cost by increasing T/R module yield. The devices themselves, utilize a mix of technologies that have been optimized for power-efficient operation. A clever low-power digital transceiver design based on COTs components is integrated into this antenna system providing scalability to various classes of UAVs and flexibility to process signals from a suite of on-board antennas.

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