Innovative Low-Profile, Wideband Antennas for Radio Receivers on Mobile Air and Ground Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0096
Agency Tracking Number: A081-011-0210
Amount: $69,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-011
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
FREENT TECHNOLOGIES
PO Box 22463, Huntsville, AL, 35814
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Herbert Fluhler
 Owner
 (256) 651-5673
 Huf2000@aol.com
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Title: Owner
Phone: (256) 651-5673
Email: Huf2000@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Metamaterials are offering a whole new paradigm shift to the design of antennas, promising some amazing new features, capabilities and form factors. However, up till now many of these fantastic improvements are only available in relatively narrow bandwidths. A new metamaterial implementation is proposed that integrates the science of Ultra-wide Band (UWB) antennas with metamaterials in a unique way to obtain UWB performance. The implementation can be used to create very low profile UWB antennas. Furthermore the design can also be case to reduce the size of other antennas as well. With the integration of new dielectric and magnetic materials, a conformal low profile UWB is realizable.

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