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Company Information:

Company Name:
Virtual EM Inc.
Address:
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone:
(734) 734-4558
URL:
EIN:
562283791
DUNS:
118732838
Number of Employees:
5
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
N/A
Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $976,974.00 10
SBIR Phase II $1,749,998.00 2
STTR Phase I $419,899.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,099,236.00 2

Award List:

Radio Propagation Prediction Software for Complex Mixed Path Physical Channels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,513.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President
Abstract:
"The deployment of advance wireless communication systems requires detail knowledge of the propagation environment and its effect on the system's performance. Physics based propagation prediction models can provide an accurate assessment of the propagationchannel without the need for an intrusive… More

Advanced Evaluation and Design Software for Antennas with Radome and FSS Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,829.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President
Abstract:
This proposed work envisions a software suite for modeling antennas with radomes and frequency selective surfaces. Infinite as well as finite arrays will be modeled efficiently. Phase I work will involve a feasibility study of the proposed computationalalgorithms and their capabilities for various… More

Advanced Evaluation and Design Software for Antennas with Radome and FSS Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President
Abstract:
This proposed work envisions a software suite complete with a graphical interface for modeling antennas with radomes and frequency selective surfaces deployed on complex platforms. Large finite arrays will be modeled efficiently. Nearby structures willalso be considered by innovative approaches.… More

Development of Novel Knowledge-Based Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) Techniques Using Support Vector Machines (SVMs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO
RI Contact:
Lisa Kuuttila
Abstract:
Virtual EM Inc. proposes to develop STAP techniques using machine learning algorithms for eventual implementation in critical radar systems. These algorithms require less time to train than neural networks. Virtual EM's simulation packages will be used to train the algorithms for array element… More

A Chemical Sensitive RFID Sensor for Tracking Biological Warfare Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
RI Contact:
Elaine L. Brock
Abstract:
Virtual EM, in collaboration with the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences (MNIMBS) of the University of Michigan, proposes to develop the first stage in a BWA sensor, an electronic switch that indicates the presence of a biological warfare agent (BWA). This work… More

FPGA-Based Adaptive Digital Beamforming for Missile Defense Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President
Abstract:
An FPGA-based solution is proposed for Adaptive Digital Beamforming for missle defense radars. The FPGA implementation speeds up real-time computations and allows for remote retuning of the algorithm after launch. Support Vector Machines (SVMs) ensures reliable performance in adverse conditions. The… More

Improved High-Rejection Filters and MEMS-Enabled Smart Reconfigurable Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,972.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Purdue University
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Proposed work envisions development of high-rejection filters and smart reconfigurable antennas using MEMS switches. Adaptive feature of the proposed antenna provides higher S/N ratio and extends range for surface-to-surface communications. Tunable high-rejection filters lend themselves easily to… More

MEMS-Enabled Smart Reconfigurable Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,950.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Purdue University
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
A prototype wearable smart reconfigurable antenna for the Suit will be built to be used during NASA's EVA operations on lunar surface. The design is based on the Self-Structuring Antenna (SSA) technology utilizing MEMS switches for configuration of the aperture. Electrothermally and… More

SBIR Phase I: A Cell-based Wireless Sensor for Stand-off Detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,947.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project involves using olfactory neuron cells integrated with electronic circuits, and interfacing with a wireless hardware based on ZigBee technology for detection at a standoff distance. Recent experiments with pouched rats have demonstrated… More

Hardware Acceleration of Method of Moments (MoM) for Large-Scale EM Scattering Computations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,897.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President
Abstract:
Virtual EM is proposing to build a cluster utilizing a commercially available special purpose processor. The proposed system will offer a performance-to-price ratio, which is "five times" better than the leading commercial clusters. Using this cluster and Virtual EM's 3D Method of Moments simulator,… More

RFID-Enabled Navigation and Communication Networks for Long-Duration Space Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Virtual EM Inc. proposes a system that employs semi-passive RFID sensors with carbon nanotube inkjet-printed antenna and solar powered mesh-networked beacons. The tags will be powered by printed thin film batteries and/or via energy harvesting. Beacons will communicate among themselves and read the… More

High-Q Tunable Filters and High Efficiency Charge Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The supply voltages of modern baseband digital integrated circuits are well below the required actuation voltages for the MEMS tunable filters. Therefore, a charge pump is used to achieve the required high actuation voltage for the MEMS devices. Current state-of-the-art charge pump designs produce… More

Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President – (734) 222-4558
Research Institution:
Michigan State University
RI Contact:
Gladys Raymond
Abstract:
Virtual EM is proposing a platform coupling technique for improving efficiency of electrically small antennas on ground, sea and air vehicles. The the proposed approach, a portion of the platform becomes the extension of the antenna and hence result in higher performance. Technique has been… More

A Scalable Full-Wave Method for Accurate Assessment of Target Signatures Using Fast Algorithms and Hardware Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,876.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President – (734) 222-4558
Abstract:
A computational tool will be developed for predicting scattering from target candidates suitable for missile defense such as missles and decoys. Fast algorithms will be employed as well as hardware acceleration (for multi-core CPUs and GPUs) for speeding up computations. The tool will be modular for… More

Antenna Design in the Plasma Environment Using Coupled CEM and CFD Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President – (734) 222-4558
Abstract:
A coupled CEM and CFD modeling is proposed for prediction of antenna performance in plasma environment with particular application to reentry vehicles. The degree of coupling between the fluid dynamics and the electromagnetics will be investigated as well as identification of the parameters that… More

Hardware Accelerated CAD software for Accurate Prediction of Co-site Interference

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President – (734) 222-4558
Abstract:
Virtual EM is proposing to employ multi-core CPU and GPU acceleration for orders of magnitude increase in computation speed in predicting Co-site Interference among antennas on aircraft and other complex structures. The computational engine utilizes method of moments for accuracy.

A Scalable Full-Wave Method for Accurate Assessment of Target Signatures Using Fast Algorithms and Hardware Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President – (734) 222-4558
Abstract:
A prototype Computer Aided Design (CAD) software will be developed for predicting Radar Cross-section (RCS) of various targets of interest to MDA. The software will have an advanced computational engine, which will be optimized to run on Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) and multi-core Central… More

Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,286.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tayfun Ozdemir, President – (734) 222-4558
Research Institution:
Michigan State University
RI Contact:
Gladys Raymond
Abstract:
Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAV"s airframe for the antenna improves radiation efficiency while dynamic… More