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Company Information:

Company Name: PaneraTech, Inc.
City: Chantilly
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,046,319.00 9
SBIR Phase II $3,032,892.00 5
STTR Phase I $99,921.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: Structural Imaging of High Temperature Furnace Walls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram
Award Amount: $149,127.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses a major need in the glass manufacturing industry by developing a wireless sensor for 3?]D imaging of glass furnace walls to identify refractory erosion and molten glass leaks. The furnace walls are comprised of insulation and… More

Foldable Lightweight Parabolic Antenna (FLPA) for Navigation and Communication Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram, President&CTO – (614) 599-8493
Award Amount: $98,260.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To meet Air Force's need for a light-weight, foldable and high gain transmit/receive antenna for navigation and communication, PaneraTech is proposing a unique ultra-light high gain antenna design based on foldable parabolic reflector. This technology is based on extremely light and… More

Beam Forming/Null Steering Algorithms for Rotorcraft Mounted Global Positioning System (GPS) Anti-Jam Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Swetnam, Chief Engineer – (614) 582-2013
Award Amount: $79,909.00
Abstract:
PaneraTech, in partnership with Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory, is proposing to develop an advanced beamforming/null steering algorithm that provides the desired navigation accuracy in the presence of rotor blade modulation of the satellite signals and the incident interfering… More

Microwave Wireless Power Transfer System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram, Chief Technology Officer – (614) 599-8493
Award Amount: $99,812.00
Abstract:
PaneraTech is proposing a microwave wireless power transfer technology to meet U.S. Army's desired 50% efficiency at 5m and further. Our proposed technology leverages our ability to confine power in a narrow beam to enable long distance wireless power transmission without compromising… More

Non-contact Inline Material Sensor for Measurement of Electrical Properties of Nanofiber Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram – (614) 429-1208
Award Amount: $89,916.00
Abstract:
PaneraTech is proposing a non-contact dual sensor for broadband and real-time characterization of thin nanofiber films during the manufacturing. Our solution offers several unique aspects that are ideal for this application. For instance, it uses a dual CPW sensor for low frequencies and free space… More

Conformal, Light-Weight&Load-Bearing Antennas Based on Conductive Textile Threads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram, CEO&Chief Technology Officer – (614) 599-8493
Award Amount: $99,921.00
RI Contact: John L. Volakis
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: PaneraTech,Inc. in collaboration with The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory proposes to develop lightweight,conformal and volumetric UAV antennas based on conductive fibers embroidered on organza and/or polymer dielectric substrates. Given our expertise on designing… More

High-Performance, Low-Profile Antennas Utilizing Advanced Engineered Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram, CEO&CTO – (614) 599-8493
Award Amount: $149,774.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: PaneraTech, Inc., in collaboration with The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory (OSU-ESL), is proposing a wideband conformal aperture based on Tightly Coupled Metamaterial Array concept (TCMA). This technology has a transformational capability to achieve the requirements of… More

Transparency Sensor System (TSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram, CEO&Chief Technology Officer – (614) 429-1208
Award Amount: $149,751.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: PaneraTech proposes a holistic approach to develop two different Transparency Sensor Systems for use in manufacturing line/Egress shops and in depot/field. Primary objective of the Manufacturing TSS is to extract surface resistance over the entire surface of the transparency to determine… More

Inline Material Sensor (IMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric K. Walton, Chief Scientist – (614) 429-1208
Award Amount: $149,840.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: PaneraTech is proposing a very innovative Inline Material Sensor (IMS) and tagging system that utilizes broadband dual-polarized RF probes to real-time assess electrical performance of thin films and mat materials during production and prepregging. Our proposed sensor is also designed to… More

Beam Forming/Null Steering Algorithms for Rotorcraft Mounted Global Positioning System (GPS) Anti-Jam Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Walton, Chief Scientist – (614) 429-1208
Award Amount: $749,667.00
Abstract:
PaneraTech, in partnership with Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory, is proposing to demonstrate with measurements the performance of advanced beamforming/null steering algorithms for rotorcraft platforms that were studied in Phase I. The main objective of the Phase II research effort is… More

SBIR Phase II: Structural Imaging of High Temperature Furnace Walls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram
Award Amount: $499,918.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a prototype 3-D imaging sensor for high temperature furnaces used in the glass industry. These furnaces are also used in many other industries, including cement, coke, iron & steel, and pulp & paper industries.… More

Wirelessly Powered Smart RFID Tag (WiPST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alex Ruege, Principal Engineer – (614) 429-1208
Award Amount: $79,930.00
Abstract:
We are proposing a Wirelessly Powered Smart Tag (WiPST) that integrates a miniaturized novel antenna with a high efficiency rectifier circuit. Our proposed design integrates our latest breakthrough developments in highly efficient rectifier design and wireless power transfer unit. We will leverage… More

High-Performance, Low-Profile and UWB Tightly Coupled Antenna Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram, CEO&CTO – (614) 429-1208
Award Amount: $735,293.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: During phase I, we successfully designed a low-profile dual-linear polarization UWB (20-50 GHz) phase array antenna design. A key component of our UWB array is that it has a wide angle scan capability that is critical to achieving uninterrupted communication on the move. We showed that it… More

Inline Material Electrical Characterization Sensor (IMECS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram – (614) 429-1208
Award Amount: $299,972.00
Abstract:
There is no capability to rapidly assess the electrical properties of nanofiber films during manufacturing and prepregging process. Continuous monitoring of these films will guide the U.S. nanofiber manufacturing industry in optimizing and increasing the yield rate with proper process optimization… More

Foldable Lightweight Parabolic Antenna (FLPA) for Navigation and Communication Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yakup Bayram, CEO&Chief Technology Off – (614) 599-8493
Award Amount: $748,042.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In Phase I, PaneraTech demonstrated feasibility of a Foldable Lightweight Parabolic Antenna (FLPA) that had the minimum required beamwidth and gain to view at least one GPS satellite anywhere on the earth any time of the day. We achieved significantly high gain compared to traditional GPS… More