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Fabrication of 3D Photonic Crystals in the RF Range for Man-Portable Antenna…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74169
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-017-0390
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Antennovation
2365 Oak Leaf Drive State College, PA 16803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Fabrication of 3D Photonic Crystals in the RF Range for Man-Portable Antenna Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0108
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Antennovation and the Pennsylvania State University propose to develop novel new electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) materials in conjunction with miniaturized broadband antennas for use in man-portable antenna applications. The proposed antenna/EBG system will be designed to be low-profile, compact, and light-weight for helmet-mounted antennas and/or other body-worn applications. The frequency range of 250 MHz to 2.5 GHz will be targeted for operation. Within this range both narrowband tunable and broadband designs will be investigated. The EBG materials will be composed of reactively-loaded planar metallic frequency selective surfaces (FSS) mounted on top of thin metallic backed dielectric substrates. The placement of loads and the surface geometry of the EBG will be optimized via a genetic algorithm (GA) for best performance. This Phase I program will also investigate the use of novel substrate materials such as high-k dielectrics and magnetically loaded substrates for use in achieving ultra-thin and broadband EBG designs at low frequencies. Miniaturized antenna designs will also be developed for use in conjunction with the optimized EBG surfaces towards a goal of providing a complete integrated system that is reduced in size and weight while possessing a high radiation efficiency as well as a low specific absorption rate (SAR).

Principal Investigator:

Matthew G. Bray
Chief Executive Officer
8148616196
mbray@ieee.org

Business Contact:

Matthew G. Bray
Chief Executive Officer
8148616196
mbray@ieee.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

Antennovation
2365 Oak Leaf Drive State College, PA 16803

EIN/Tax ID: 202557571
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Department of Electrical Eng, 211 Elect Engr East
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Douglas H. Werner
Contact Phone: (814) 863-2946
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university