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Innovative Antenna Concepts for Soldier and Field Applications

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Sciperio, Inc.
12151 Research Pkwy. Suite 150 Orlando, FL 32826-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Innovative Antenna Concepts for Soldier and Field Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0102CR199
Award Amount: $99,000.00


"The future battlefield will feature highly advanced targeting and firepower and will therefore require significant advancements in real-time information feed back for individual soldiers. Advanced communications and sensors systems can inform the soldierand his commander of, for example, the locations and identities of hazards and details of his physical condition. To advance this goal, radio-frequencies, RF antennas are typically large, stand alone metallic rods, or wraparound wires, not part of thesoldiers uniform's fabric. Antennas and RF circuit elements that could be placed on fabric would provide significant advantages. Antennas on fabric could turn camouflage net, tents, or backpacks into communications systems.Sciperio is ideally positioned to take its existing direct-write antenna technology, demonstrated on ceramics and plastics, and moved to the logical next step, conformal antenna deposition on cloth. Sciperio's prototype technologies and processes enablethe direct writing of a variety of sensor and circuit elements onto textiles or other flexible materials, E.G., the uniform by individual soldiers. Broadband and multiband antennas used as integrated features in textile garments. Devices usable in nearly every situation in which users now communicate with headsets or handheld communication devices."

Principal Investigator:

Michael Wilhelm
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Cassandra Church
Contracts Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sciperio, Inc.
5202-2 N. Richmond Hill Rd. Stillwater, OK 74075

EIN/Tax ID: 043157697
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Applied Research Lab - Penn State University
Pennsylvania State University, PO Box 30
State College, PA 16804
Contact: Douglas H. Werner
Contact Phone: (814) 863-7187
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university