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Design and Manufacture of a Structurally Integrated Metamaterial Antenna…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87353
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-184-0160
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road North Billerica, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Design and Manufacture of a Structurally Integrated Metamaterial Antenna (1000-122)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-09-C-0052
Award Amount: $599,984.00
 

Abstract:

SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) will use its Direct Write and metamaterial technologies to continue development of an electrically small, structurally integrated, conformal metamaterial antenna. The Phase I effort successfully demonstrated the feasibility of an electrically small antenna with an increased efficiency/bandwidth product. A structurally integrated Direct Write printed metamaterial antenna will minimize the space and weight impact to the platform by eliminating the parasitic packaging and structure associated with conventional antenna systems. The proposed Phase II base and option efforts will leverage the Phase I results to design and manufacture an efficient wideband antenna, such that it can be structurally integrated with advanced composites used on Navy platforms such as N-UCAS. The proposed concept utilizes several novel metamaterial miniaturization technologies and leverages SI2's proprietary conformal electronics manufacturing technology to structurally integrate the metamaterial antenna system. Electromagnetic performance of the metamaterial antenna will be demonstrated through state of the art modeling and simulation. Manufacturability and structural integration of the engineered materials and antenna will be established through the design and manufacture of hardware demonstrators. Testing of the demonstrators will validate the simulation and the metamaterial antenna's performance.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Fusco
Principal Investigator
9784955300
tfusco@si2technologies.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Kunze
President
9784955300
jkunze@si2technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SI2 TECHNOLOGIES
267 Boston Road North Billerica, MA 01862

EIN/Tax ID: 061691966
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No