Metamaterial Antennas for Army Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-09-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A082-067-2009
Amount: $119,491.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-067
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 836493759
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kazem Sabet
 (734) 996-3624
Business Contact
 Kazem Sabet
Title: President
Phone: (734) 996-3624
Research Institution
In this SBIR project, we propose to investigate the application of three types of metamaterial that have been recently developed at the University of Michigan to antenna miniaturization on military vehicular platforms. These include embedded circuit electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) metamaterial, reactive impedance surface (RIS) substrates and magneto-dielectric metamaterials. The Phase I feasibility study will involve design, characterization and development of equivalent circuit models of these metamaterials for the HF-VHF-UHF bands using both computer simulation and experiment. A limited number of miniaturized planar antennas on such substrates will be fabricated and tested. The effects of the platform on the performance of the antenna will be investigated.

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