Innovative Antenna Concepts for Soldier and Field Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAH0102CR199
Award Id:
56013
Agency Tracking Number:
02ST1-000
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5202-2 N. Richmond Hill Rd., Stillwater, OK, 74075
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
179523691
Principal Investigator:
Michael Wilhelm
Senior Scientist
(405) 624-5751
mjw@sciperio.com
Business Contact:
Cassandra Church
Contracts Manager
(405) 624-5751
ckc@sciperio.com
Research Institution:
Applied Research Lab - Penn State University
Douglas H Werner
Pennsylvania State University, PO Box 30
State College, PA, 16804
(814) 863-7187
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"The future battlefield will feature highly advanced targeting and firepower and will therefore require significant advancements in real-time information feed back for individual soldiers. Advanced communications and sensors systems can inform the soldierand his commander of, for example, the locations and identities of hazards and details of his physical condition. To advance this goal, radio-frequencies, RF antennas are typically large, stand alone metallic rods, or wraparound wires, not part of thesoldiers uniform's fabric. Antennas and RF circuit elements that could be placed on fabric would provide significant advantages. Antennas on fabric could turn camouflage net, tents, or backpacks into communications systems.Sciperio is ideally positioned to take its existing direct-write antenna technology, demonstrated on ceramics and plastics, and moved to the logical next step, conformal antenna deposition on cloth. Sciperio's prototype technologies and processes enablethe direct writing of a variety of sensor and circuit elements onto textiles or other flexible materials, E.G., the uniform by individual soldiers. Broadband and multiband antennas used as integrated features in textile garments. Devices usable in nearly every situation in which users now communicate with headsets or handheld communication devices."

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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