Metamaterial Antennas for Army Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,491.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-09-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-067-2009
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-067
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
775 Technology Dr., Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836493759
Principal Investigator:
Kazem Sabet
President
(734) 996-3624
ksabet@emagtech.com
Business Contact:
Kazem Sabet
President
(734) 996-3624
ksabet@emagtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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