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Metamaterial-Compensated HybridSil Structural Elements for Radomes

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Metamaterial-Compensated HybridSil Structural Elements for Radomes
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-12-C-0146
Award Amount: $80,000.00


This Phase I SBIR program will encompass design, simulation and construction of metamaterial based composite structural members for the E-2 rotodome. NanoSonic has created a team with a unique combination of engineers, chemists and materials scientists capable of design, simulation and fabrication of this product. The NanoSonic would team leverage existing work for custom computational electromagnetics tools, dielectric materials and composite construction. NanoSonic would construct substrate layers from customized nanocomposite HybridSil dielectric substrates, HybridSil composite resins, and structural composites to optimize the metamaterial function thus creating composites with permittivity and permeability close to that of free space. The HybridSil substrates are novel, high performance RF and microwave substrates that are UV stable and have excellent thermal properties. These layers would be covalently bonded to ensure maximum reliability. NanoSonic would exploit its in-house advanced simulation tools to design the correct metamaterial solution. Inkjet patterning would be used to create the metamaterial elements. Preliminary composite panel testing would also be performed in-house with NanoSonic equipment. The NanoSonic PI is an electromagnetics engineer with many years"experience in both hardware implementation and simulation software construction. NanoSonic would work with a defense prime contract that manufactures radomes.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley Davis
(540) 626-6266

Business Contact:

Tammy Link
Contracts Administrator
(540) 626-6266
Small Business Information at Submission:

NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes