Innovative Concepts for Distributed, Large Area, Rectenna Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-0164
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB1-0130
Amount: $749,989.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: SB041-008
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
Long Island High Technology Incubator 25 Health Sc, Stony Brook, NY, 11790
DUNS: 083265558
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Gambino
 (631) 444-6455
Business Contact
 Jeff Brogan
Title: President
Phone: (631) 444-6455
Research Institution
MesoScribe Technologies, Inc., in conjunction with program partners EDO Antenna Products, Wireless Technology Associates, and Raytheon Corporation, propose to explore the design, modeling, fabrication, and proof-of-concepts for implementing large-area rectenna arrays for the collection and production of electrical power. This work builds strongly on the suite of results obtained during the Phase I study. System-level considerations such as integration, cost, and transport will be addressed. Key designs were developed and components identified in the Phase I study. The Phase II study will expand on these concepts while demonstrating proof-of-concept on the laboratory scale. Component-level issues, including substrate, antenna element, rectifying diodes and capacitors, and thermal management issues will be addressed during the program. MesoScribe’s novel direct write technology along with EDO’s advanced design capability provide a unique framework for advancing core rectenna technologies. The successful development of component and/or system level technology may have many potential dual-use applications. The SBIR Phase II will provide a framework to develop the team and advance these key technologies.

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