Low-Cost Carbon Phenolic Composites For Reentry Body Heatshields
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Not Available The Navy has a requirement for remotely powering UAV's to permit prolonged duration missions; and to eliminate the requirement for tethering during near-ship operations. A capability to power UAV's by beaming millimeter-wave power from a transmitter to the UAV, and converting the received energy into electrical power by means of a rectenna (a half-wave dipole array with integrated diode rectifiers) offers a uniquely versatile solution to both requirements. APTI possesses unique knowledge and expertise in rectenna technology; and has been granted two patents on mm-wave rectenna. APTI proposes to apply unique knowledge, patented rectenna technology and related mmw expertise to these requirements. The application of APTI's extensive high power microwave and millimeter wave technology expertise and of its experience with complex system integration will enable full consideration to the system design and operating frequency determination. Through the use of innovative high density designs and advanced materials APTI will address the critical issues of high efficiency and very lightweight packaging. APTI will use experience gained in previous 35 GHz and 94 GHz rectennas to assure optimal performance capabilities. This will lead to lightweight high efficiency power systems suitable for UAV and Micro-UAV sustained mission applications.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Keith Meiler
FIBER MATERIALS, INC.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME 04005
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