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Printed Wideband Metamaterial Antennas for Ballistic Panels

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
3006 LONGHORN BLVD STE 107 Austin, TX 78758-7518
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Printed Wideband Metamaterial Antennas for Ballistic Panels
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-C-0495
Award Amount: $750,206.00


The U.S. Navy has initiated a program to develop the next-generation Joint Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.3 system to detect and jam enemy improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The objective of this proposed effort is to develop the manufacturing processes and antenna designs needed to integrate a wideband metamaterial antenna within the ballistic panel composite materials of Navy platforms, such as ship superstructure or Marine Corps vehicles, through analysis, modeling, testing, and prototyping. Our approach will be to build a metamaterial antenna directly into the ballistic panel composite material, resulting in an efficient, low-profile antenna structure that will not compromise the ballistic resistance of the panel. The proposed team combines antenna design and characterization expertise at the University of Tennessee and Villanova University with the composite material and printed electronics expertise at Applied Nanotech, Inc,.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Fink
VP, Engineering
(512) 339-5020

Business Contact:

Jacque Soptick
(512) 339-5020
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107 Austin, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 742848504
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ. of Tennessee - Knoxville
Dept. of Electrical Eng.
1508 Middle Dr., 414 Ferris H.
Knoxville, TX 37996-
Contact: Aly Fathy
Contact Phone: (865) 974-5463