Materials Integration and Processing of Nonlinear Tunable Thin Films with Affordable Large Area Substrates to Promote Microwave Frequency (Ka band) Wa

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0137
Agency Tracking Number: A052-026-0094
Amount: $729,110.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-026
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
93 Castilian Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 081542636
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Forse
 Senior RF Engineer
 (805) 968-5159
Business Contact
 Thomas Watson
Title: VP of Sales
Phone: (805) 968-5159
Research Institution
Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog millimeter wave phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) in thin film form. Agile has also performed pioneering work in the design and manufacture of phased array monolithic antennas manufactured on a single substrate. This work was performed for a commercial application, automotive anti-collision radar conformally mounted on the bumpers, but is ideally suited for the manufacture of cost-effective and scalable conformal antennas. Agile is proposing to develop a Ka band 2-D electronically scanned antennas on a single wafer containing the phase shifters, feed network and antenna radiating elements utilizing our BST technology and industry standard semiconductor manufacturing techniques. Our current substrate is 4” in diameter and less than 500 microns thick. These integrated antennas can be manufactured at a low cost. The Phase II proposal will focus on extending our work from Phase I and producing a 2-D monolithic scanning antenna manufactured on a single wafer. Phase II will involve three iterations of the design and will include development of a housing and control and drive circuitry.

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