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Multi-function, Conformal, Textile Antenna for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F11B-T13-0135
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF11-BT13
Solicitation Number:
2011.B
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Multi-function, Conformal, Textile Antenna for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0046
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in collaboration with the Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science Department at the North Carolina State University, proposes to develop a novel wideband UHF communication antenna for aerial vehicles. The antenna is designed to achieve optimal conformal surface utilization, wideband, and good radiation efficiency, while allowing structural reinforcement. The antenna will be made of conformal conductive fabric that can be attached to existing vehicles on tight surface curvatures subjected to high stress and not usually utilized for communications. This conformal antenna technology has the potential to be successfully implemented in a number of challenging small and light curved-surface platforms, such as munitions and small UAVs. BENEFIT: The proposed antenna and the related technologies will have a wide range of applications throughout the military and commercial marketplaces. Communications or wireless electronic industry would benefit from the advancement of this combination of technologies, for its wide bandwidth, smaller footprint, low profile, and multi-function capability.

Principal Investigator:

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo
Principal Research Scientist
(978) 689-0003
fss@psicorp.com

Business Contact:

B. D. Green
President and CEO
(978) 689-0003
green@psicorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042517090
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
North Carolina State University
2701 Sullivan Dr., Suite 240
Box 7514
Raleigh, NC 27695-7695
Contact: Stefanie D. Saunders
Contact Phone: (919) 515-2444