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Carbon Nanotube Antennnas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-06-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: A064-012-0043
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-T012
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-08-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-01-31
Small Business Information
232 Trafalgar Lane
San Clemente, CA 92672
United States
DUNS: 620103155
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steffen McKernan
 (949) 388-3582
 Steffen.McKernan@RFNano.com
Business Contact
 Steffen McKernan
Title: CEO
Phone: (949) 388-3582
Email: Steffen.McKernan@RFNano.com
Research Institution
 U.C. IRVINE
 Peter Burke
 
INRF
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-9326
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

It is the purpose of this Phase I STTR program to both demonstrate proof of concept of long nanotubes as receiving and transmitting microwave antennas, and to develop detailed simulation tools to predict their performance and determine the optimum geometry. This will build on four years of UC Irvine experience fabricating mm long individual single walled carbon nanotubes, and pioneering theoretical work by the two groups that have simulated nanotube antennas from an RF engineering point of view. If successful, this will lead to work on developing techniques to economically fabricate optimized antennas, including arrays. The work plan will involve close coordination of all participating institutions. RF Nano work will proceed according to standard processes it is currently developing. UC Irvine work will involve laboratory measurements of antenna performance. UWM work will involve simulation for the control experiments and possibly new electrode or nanotube antenna designs. The work will be divided into 4 tasks: Task 1: Manufacture prototype ultralong nanotube antennas (RF Nano Corporation Lead) Task 2: Demonstrate nanotube antenna (UCI lead) Task 3: Demonstrate wireless bio-sensor and RFID proof of concept (UCI lead) Task 4: Simulate effects of substrate, feed electrodes (UWM lead)

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