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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F11B-T13-0289
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF11-BT13
Solicitation Number:
2011.B
Small Business Information
PaneraTech Inc.
4125 Lafayette Center Drive Ste 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-1272
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Conformal, Light-Weight&Load-Bearing Antennas Based on Conductive Textile Threads
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0040
Award Amount: $99,921.00
 

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 wideband antennas and weaving them into the UAV for low frequency applications, under this STTR effort, we will primarily focus on adapting and testing our electronic-textile (E-textile) technology in making realistic antennas that incorporate feeds, matching networks and radiating structures. BENEFIT: Conformal, light-weight and load-bearing antennas based on conductive textile threads offer significant advantage to improved communication on UAVs in communication/navigation/surveillance systems. Conformal and flexible antennas can also be used in various commercial application including, body-worn antennas and medical applications for improved imaging and patient monitoring.

Principal Investigator:

Yakup Bayram
CEO&Chief Technology Officer
(614) 599-8493
yakup.bayram@paneratech.com

Business Contact:

Yakup Bayram
CEO&Chief Technology Officer
(614) 599-8493
yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PaneraTech
7056 Falls Reach Dr. Suite: 304 Falls Church, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 273654161
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Ohio State University
1320 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212-3212
Contact: John L. Volakis
Contact Phone: (614) 292-7981