Advanced Metamaterial (MTM) Rapidly Reconfigurable Common Aperture Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$96,671.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-08-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-152-0078
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-152
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC.
2790 Indian Ripple Road, Russ Research Center, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
603299207
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Reuster, Ph.D.
Director of Engineering
(937) 320-5999
dreuster@spectra-research.com
Business Contact:
Jerry Capozzi
President / COO
(937) 320-5999
capozzij@spectra-research.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
For this Phase I program, Spectra Research will leverage its recent accomplishments in advanced antenna designs (and those of its research partner GTRI) to investigate the application of fragmented aperture and fragmented volume technologies in concert with metamaterial based EBG substrates to develop a reconfigurable broadband (UHF to L-band) antenna. The work will take advantage of current FDTD algorithms and broad experience in EBG materials. Innovative approaches that improve overall antenna performance while minimizing antenna profile are desired solutions for all volumetrically restricted platforms. The Spectra Research team proposes an innovative approach to accomplishing the program objectives by employing advances in fragmented aperture antenna designs, and metamaterials EBG research, in concert with the extensive Spectra Research capability in designing specialized antennas, to develop solutions for a unique UHF through L-band common aperture, reconfigurable antenna. Both Cartesian and cylindrical FDTD simulations will provide a set of design rules that then may be used to modify analytical approximations.

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