Low Profile Smart Multiple Beam Forming Antenna for KU-Band

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$63,681.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-08-C-B404
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-101-0351
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-101
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
AGILE RF, INC.
93 Castilian Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
081542636
Principal Investigator
 Roger Forse
 Senior RF Engineer
 (805) 968-5159
 rforse@agilerf.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Watson
Title: VP Sales
Phone: (805) 968-5159
Email: twatson@agilerf.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Agile has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable analog phase shifters for use in phased array antennas using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST). Agile has also performed pioneering work in the design of low cost phased array antennas featuring our analog controlled phase shifters. This work was performed for a commercial application, automotive DirecTV antennas, but is ideally suited for the manufacture of cost-effective and scalable conformal antennas. Agile is proposing to develop 2-D electronically scanned antennas using our low cost, high performance phase shifters as the key enabling technology in a module based approach. These low cost modules include polarization control, amplification and phase shift in a single small and easily manufacturable package. Phase I will focus on a Ku band antenna and module development. The Phase I proposal will focus on extending our work from an existing Ku band commercial DBS antenna but adding transmit functionality and scaling the antenna for the specific requirements of the Army. Phase II will involve the actual manufacture of the antenna designed in Phase I.

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