RF Polymers for Integrated Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0102CR058
Agency Tracking Number: 01SB2-0031
Amount: $98,873.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
DUNS: 001829555
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yakov Khodorkovsky
 Head of R&D Division
 (718) 377-0227
Business Contact
 Michael R.Beltran
Title: President
Phone: (718) 377-0227
Email: beltran@earthlink.net
Research Institution
Beltran proposes to develop a new advanced technology for the fabrication of magnetic polymers. One of the possible ways to provide the values of magnetic characteristics required for electronic applications of polymer materials is to utilize polymermaterials in the form of magnetic nanoparticles incorporated in easily available organic polymer matrices. The necessary magnetic and resistance properties can be controlled by the properties of the incorporated nanoparticles, the matrices and theirbonding. Thus, the main technical objective of the Phase I effort is the development of a new approach for the fabrication of magnetic metamaterials with radio frequency (RF) properties suitable for application to integrated RF sensor technologies andsuperior to conventional ferrites by creating magnetic polymers involving nanoparticles of various magnetic materials. The advanced magnetic and resistance properties will be demonstrated by direct measurements of the materials prototypes. The anticipatedbenefits are: possibility of producing large quantities of bulk magnetic polymers; stability of organic polymer matrix in the most hazardous operating conditions; light weight of the materials (at least 2.5 time less than currently utilized materials);possibility of fabricating magnetic polymer materials with advanced radio frequency properties suitable for application to integrated RF sensor technologies; easily machinable; possibility of developing these technology methods for other requirements. Thepotential commercial applications are the fabrication of magnetic metamaterials for radio electronic components, radiation shielding, magnetic refrigeration, magneto-optical memory, polymer wave-guides and amplifiers and magneto-electronics.

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