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Wideband Metamaterial Antennas Integrated into Composite Structures

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T021
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
NextGen Aeronautics
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA 90505-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Wideband Metamaterial Antennas Integrated into Composite Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0324
Award Amount: $69,927.00


A team led by NextGen Aeronautics Inc., and working with San Diego State University proposes the development of redundant wideband antennas that are embedded in composite armor structures The planned work builds upon the team's extensive prior experience in conformal load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS), antenna design, and metamaterials. The proposed antenna is a combination of concepts that have already been designed and tested for different purposes, and have proven their capacity to operate under the determined conditions while meeting solicitation requirements. At the end of Phase I base period, we will have simulations of various antenna designs, configurations, and materials pointing to a combination that works optimally with the baseline composite structure chosen, as well as a list of different materials and their impact on the design. This research will also determine the frequencies, bandwidth and waveforms to which this technology is most applicable. Further efforts in the Phase I option will include fabricating and testing a mockup antenna.

Principal Investigator:

Rob Bortolin
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Zoltan Feher
Manager, Contracts and Pr
Small Business Information at Submission:

NextGen Aeronautics
2780 Skypark Drive Suite 400 Torrance, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 030404178
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Sn Diego State University
Sponsored Research Development
5250 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182
Contact: Camille Nebeker
Contact Phone: 6195945938