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Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-015-0325
Amount: $748,907.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T015
Solicitation Number: 2012.0
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-01-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-01
Small Business Information
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
United States
DUNS: 118732838
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tayfun Ozdemir
 (734) 222-4558
Business Contact
 Tayfun Ozdemir
Title: President
Phone: (734) 222-4558
Research Institution
 Michigan State University
 Gladys Raymond
Olds Hall 408 W Circle Dr Rm 4
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

 (517) 884-4258
 Nonprofit College or University

Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAVs airframe for the antenna improves radiation efficiency while dynamic reconfiguration of the antenna aperture provides frequency tuning and hence lower noise floor. Feasibility has been demonstrated via simulations and limited prototyping in Phase I, and a fully functional prototype on a flight-worthy UAV will be built in Phase II.

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