Development of Co-Mingled E and B Field Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0261
Award Id:
95091
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-015-0255
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T015
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Suite 204, Durham, NC, 27707
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
610338324
Principal Investigator:
TianXiao
Vice President
(919) 419-1500
tianxiao@wavenology.com
Business Contact:
TongLi
President
(919) 360-6475
Li@wavenology.com
Research Institute:
Duke University
Judith Dillon
Office of Research Support
2200 W. Main Street
Durham, NC, 27705
(919) 681-8689

Abstract
Wave Computation Technologies and Duke University will develop minimally coupled, co-mingled E and B field antennas through numerical and experimental investigations based on both phenomenological and first-principle theories. The project objectives are to (a) develop the simulation capability for modeling superconducting quantum interference filter devices and the related B field antennas, (b) make appropriate designs of co-mingled E and B antennas, and (c) experimentally verify and improve these designs. The numerical simulation will also include the superconducting and quantum mechanic effects in the B field antennas; thus, this project will provide a new tool to determine the optimal configurations of individual E and B field antennas and the arrays formed by such antennas. In Phase 1, we will develop an initial simulation capability for both electric and magnetic field antennas in the near field based on our enhanced new commercial electromagnetic field software package Wavenology EM. With this tool we will determine the mutual coupling and isolation levels from a variety of combinations of E field and B field transmitters/receivers, and the dependence on scanning parameters such as the scan angle. By the end of Phase 1, we will have several candidates for the co-mingled E and B field antennas.

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