Advanced Concepts and Material Solutions for Conformal Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68936-09-C-0055
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-041-0723
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-041
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Davis
 VP Of Engineering
 (540) 953-1785
 bdavis@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lawson
Title: VP Of Engineering
Phone: (540) 953-1785
Email: llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program will be used to demonstrate advanced simulation, materials and fabrication processes for conformal antennas enhanced by the addition of substrates and superstrates with customized permittivity, permeability and through the application of metamaterials. To accomplish this task, NanoSonic has created a team with a unique combination of engineers, chemists and materials scientists capable of design, simulation and production of this product. In Phase I NanoSonic would consult with the antenna group of a major defense contractor in designing a multiband metamaterial enhanced antenna for conformal implementation on Navy platforms. NanoSonic would also examine antennas for conformal application using processes that are related to those used to create Metal Rubber™ and a unique inkjet patterning process for antenna fabrication. Unlike sputter coating, Metal Rubber™ materials can be applied to severe doubly curved surfaces without de-bonding or cracking. Finally, unique customized permeability substrates would be developed, constructed and tested. The NanoSonic PI is antenna engineer with many years experience in both hardware implementation and simulation software construction. In creating and simulating the design, NanoSonic would leverage current programs in computational electromagnetics to perform detailed simulations of the antenna.

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