Toyon Research Corporation

Toyon Research Corporation

6800 Cortona Drive
Goleta, CA 93117-3021

Ph: (805)968-6787
Fax: (805)685-8089
Email: [email protected]

Major Activities

Toyon Research Corporation provides its commercial and military customers with innovative and responsive solutions and state-of-the-art technical recommendations to vexing problems involving advanced sensor technologies and weapons systems.

Key Personnel

Charles T. Nardo, PhD** – President
Michael L. VanBlaricum, PhD – Director, Chief Scientist
Joel R. Garbarino – Chairman of the Board
Michael P. Grace* – Senior Vice President, Director of RF and Antenna Systems Team
Paul A. Castleberg, PhD* – Vice President, Director of C41SR Team
Kevin J. Sullivan – Senior Vice President, Director of ISR Algorithms Team David S. Wright – Vice President, Director of Homeland Security Team Glenn F. VanBlaricum, Jr., PhD – Director, Chief Scientist 

Number of Employees: 115 
Scientific and Engineering Personnel: 98
Building Space: 40,000 square feet

Toyon Research Corporation


T oyon Research Corporation is a nationally recognized small business performing both technology development and defense systems analysis. Since 1980, we have supported more than 50 government and commercial customers on over 1000 contracts.

Toyon is employee-owned with approximately 120 employees. Our corporate headquarters is located in Goleta, CA (near the Santa Barbara Airport and the University of California at Santa Barbara) and hosts the majority of our technical and administrative staff as well as our RF fabrication and laboratory facilities. Additionally, we have a corporate office in Sterling, VA (near the Dulles International Airport) that is growing steadily and provides key, local resources for our federal clients in each of our core business areas. Our staff possesses a unique combination of technical expertise, objectivity, and creativity, allowing us to provide responsive solutions to our customers' most difficult problems.

Our technical strengths are represented by our four business areas:

  • Antennas and RF Systems
  • C4ISR & Missile Systems
  • Homeland Security
  • ISR Algorithms

Within these business areas Toyon performs applied research, systems analysis, and product development to support the requirements of our customers. We offer software and system engineering services, sell a unique portfolio of innovative products, and periodically publish our research to support the advancement of our industry. Our facilities and equipment include microwave, electronics, and antenna prototyping laboratories, a mobile laboratory for UAS field testing, and a diverse array of state-of-the-art sensor systems.