Gradient Index Metamaterial Integrating Sphere

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-19-P-0513
Agency Tracking Number: F182-036-0818
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-036
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-17
Small Business Information
PO Box 61841, Durham, NC, 27715
DUNS: 080278995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Suen
 (919) 729-6362
Business Contact
 Jonathan Suen
Phone: (919) 729-6362
Research Institution
Oxford Defense North Carolina, LLC will design, simulate, and demonstrate a metamaterial for use in a microwave integrating sphere. This device is similar to optical integrating spheres by causing incident radiation from a device under test to be uniformly distributed over the inside surface via multiple scattering. We will undertake the design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization of a metasurface that, when applied to the interior of a metal sphere, behaves as a near-ideal Lambertian scatterer. It is expected that the sphere be less than 20 wavelengths in diameter. We will also utilize computational electromagnetics to show the expected performance and bandwidth of the full integrating sphere.

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