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Embedded Self-repairing Antenna Composite (ESAC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-14-C-A205
Agency Tracking Number: A13A-012-0080
Amount: $149,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13A-T012
Solicitation Number: 2013.A
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-11-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-05-24
Small Business Information
CA Suite 400
Torrance, CA 90505-5341
United States
DUNS: 106823607
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 626-8389
Business Contact
 Zoltan Feher
Title: Manager, Contracts and Pricing
Phone: (310) 626-8384
Research Institution
 Chris Abernethy
5171 California, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92697-
United States

 (949) 824-1749
 Nonprofit College or University

The goal of the proposed research is to develop self-healing embedded communication antennas to be used in transparent armori.e., ground vehicle windows. Embedded antennas are known to delaminate from their host structures after impact; this allows an empty space to form around the antenna and as a result detunes the antenna. A sandwich structure will be designed, fabricated, and tested whereby the antenna is embedded in a self-healing transparent armor. Upon delamination the antenna will reform its seal the armor materials. This effort will demonstrate that these near-kissing joint interfaces will heal after they have delaminated. NextGen Aeronautics will team with the University of California, Irvine to co-develop this innovate damage-resistant self-healing transparent antenna. We will deliver a self-healing antenna sandwich structure (nominally 4"x4") for eventual transition into transparent armorincluding bulletproof windows and self-repairing armor composites. We will consult with armor manufacturers to ensure full compatibility with existing bulletproof and ballistic glass laminates

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