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Conformal Antenna Material Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62503
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1780
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied EM Inc.
100 Exploration Way, Suite 300 Hampton, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Conformal Antenna Material Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0046
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need for new innovative concepts for designing conformal antennas for a full spectrum of military, aerospace, and civilian applications. In many cases, the design of conformal antennas is severely limited due to the lack of new materials technologies that enable antenna designs that can adhere to various complex geometries. The design of conformal antenna systems for military and aerospace applications usually encounters very complicated structural geometries and this makes the design very challenging. During the Phase I of the Conformal Antenna Materials Technology Program, significant accomplishments were made in the development of new polymer coatings and materials, and EM simulation and modeling of those materials. These accomplishments now enable new methods for applying thin film conformal antennas to complex geometries. During the Phase II program, these basic technologies will be applied to develop a phased array that is integrated with an experimental aircraft wing for EM testing. The basic goal for the Phase II program is to develop and demonstrate these new materials and coating applications for conformal antenna array design applications. EM computational simulations provide the basis for performance predictions and verifications of these technology accomplishments.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Campbell
7572241467
tom_campbell@appliedem.com

Business Contact:

C. J. Reddy
7572242035
cjreddy@appliedem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED EM, INC.
24 Research Drive Hampton, VA 23666

EIN/Tax ID: 382962539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No