Efficient Small Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$98,659.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0364
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0773
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-051
Small Business Information
Agile RF, Inc.
93 Castilian Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
081542636
Principal Investigator
 Albert Cardona
 VP of Engineering
 (805) 968-5159
 acardona@agilerf.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Watson
Title: VP Sales
Phone: (805) 968-5159
Email: twatson@agilerf.com
Research Institution
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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