Printed Wideband Metamaterial Antennas for Ballistic Panels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0325
Award Id:
95111
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-021-0289
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T021
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, 78758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013475129
Principal Investigator:
RichardFink
VP, Engineering
(512) 339-5020
dfink@appliednanotech.net
Business Contact:
JacqueSoptick
Controller
(512) 339-5020
jsoptick@appliednanotech.net
Research Institute:
Univ.of Tennessee
Aly E Fathy
Dept. of El. Eng, and Comp. Sc
414 Ferris Hall
Knoxville, TN, 37996
(865) 974-3461

Abstract
The U.S. Navy has initiated a program to develop the next-generation Joint Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.3 system to detect and jam enemy improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The objective of this proposed effort is to develop the manufacturing processes and antenna designs needed to integrate a wideband metamaterial antenna within the ballistic panel composite materials of Navy platforms, such as ship superstructure or Marine Corps vehicles, through analysis, modeling, testing, and prototyping. Our approach will be to build a metamaterial antenna directly into the ballistic panel composite material, resulting in an efficient, low-profile antenna structure that will not compromise the ballistic resistance of the panel. The proposed team combines antenna design and characterization expertise at the University of Tennessee and Villanova University with the composite material and printed electronics expertise at Applied Nanotech, Inc, and Armortex (ballistic panel manufacturer).

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