Efficient Small Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,659.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0364
Award Id:
91821
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0773
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
93 Castilian Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
081542636
Principal Investigator:
AlbertCardona
VP of Engineering
(805) 968-5159
acardona@agilerf.com
Business Contact:
ThomasWatson
VP Sales
(805) 968-5159
twatson@agilerf.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
As antennas decrease in size their efficiency and bandwidth decrease. In order to improve the efficiency and frequency coverage of small antennas one must find a way to improve upon the Chu limit. Agile's proven approach is to use tunability to improve the Chu limit thereby allowing a small antenna to be tuned over broad frequency ranges by using tunable and reactive elements in the matching circuits. This technique has been demonstrated to greatly enhance the size and performance of handset antennas.

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