Development of Co-Mingled E and B Field Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-C-0471
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-015-0255
Amount: $732,867.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T015
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
Wave Computation Technologies, Inc.
1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Suite 204, Durham, NC, -
DUNS: 610338324
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mengqing Yuan
 Research Scientist
 (919) 419-1500
 mqyuan@wavenology.com
Business Contact
 Tong Li
Title: President
Phone: (919) 360-6475
Email: Li@wavenology.com
Research Institution
 Duke University
 Keith Hurka-Owen
 2200 W. Main Street
Suite 710 Erwin Square
Durham, NC, 27705-
 (919) 681-8689
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Wave Computation Technologies and Duke University will develop minimally coupled, co-mingled E and B field antennas through numerical and experimental investigations based on first-principle theories. The project objectives are to (a) develop the simulation capability for modeling superconducting quantum interference filter devices and the related B field antennas, (b) make appropriate designs of co-mingled E and B antennas, and (c) experimentally verify and improve these designs. The numerical simulation will also include the superconducting and quantum mechanic effects in the B field antennas; thus, this project will provide a new tool to determine the optimal configurations of individual E and B field antennas and the arrays formed by such antennas. Based on the successful development of 1D and simple 2D SQIF array modeling capabilities, in Phase 2, we will develop sophisticated 2D SQIF array simulation capabilities for magnetic field antennas, as well as multiscale simulation capabilities for electric field antennas in the near field based on our enhanced new commercial electromagnetic field software package Wavenology EM. With this tool we will determine the mutual coupling and isolation levels from a variety of combinations of E field and B field transmitters/receivers, and the dependence on scanning parameters such as the scan angle. We will also experimentally verify the designed co-mingled E and B field antennas.

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