Radio Frequency (RF) Modeling of Layered Composite Dielectric Building Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$449,687.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-09-C-0494
Award Id:
87605
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-075-1126
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
775 Technology Dr., Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
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
The objective of this SBIR project is to develop a software tool for electromagnetic modeling of layered composite dielectric building materials as well as algorithms which would enable imaging through such structures by mitigating their image distorting properties. A Hybrid techniques is proposed for the calculation of the transmissivity matrix of complex, inhomogeneous, layered walls with arbitrarily shaped periodic inserts such as seen in rebar and cinder block concrete walls. This technique combines the results of periodic full-wave simulation of the unit cell with an iterative ray tracing algorithm to account for finite-size structures with edge and corner effects. We propose to build these tools based upon our EM.CUBE software foundation, which is already equipped with full-wave FDTD and SBR ray tracing simulation engines.

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