Structurally Integrated Wideband Low Profile Metamaterial Antenna (1000-161)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,986.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0323
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-021-0376
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T021
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, 01862
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Patanjali Parimi
Principal Investigator
(978) 495-5300
pparimi@si2technologies.com
Business Contact:
Noel Burgoa
Business Director
(978) 495-5300
nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Research Institution:
Southern Research Institute
David B Powell
Engineering Research Center
757 Tom Martin Drive
Birmingham, AL, 35211
(205) 581-2392
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes an innovative solution to the Navy's need for wideband antennas to support naval ships and Marine Corps' vehicle communications, electronic warfare (EW), and radar functions. SI2 will develop efficient, broadband, metamaterial antennas for operation in the VHF-UHF frequency range. These antennas will initially be designed for integration with the composite topside structure of ships and tactical armored vehicles. SI2 has teamed with a non-profit corporation to develop the embedded antenna and a prime contractor for commercializing the technology. During Phase I, the wideband metamaterial antenna concepts will be refined using high fidelity numerical modeling and simulation tools. The performance of the antenna systems will be simulated and validated through the manufacture and testing of a coupon level hardware demonstrator. The structurally integrated antenna will be fabricated using Direct Write technology. A full scale prototype will be fabricated in the follow-on Phase II program. The prototype will be tested on a representative platform to demonstrate the antenna's RF performance.

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