Printed Wideband Metamaterial Antennas for Ballistic Panels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-C-0495
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-021-0289
Amount: $1,288,484.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T021
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, 78758
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Fink
 VP, Engineering
 (512) 339-5020
Business Contact
 Jacque Soptick
Title: Controller
Phone: (512) 339-5020
Research Institution
 Univ. of Tennessee - Knoxville
 Aly Fathy
 Dept. of Electrical Eng.
1508 Middle Dr., 414 Ferris H.
Knoxville, TX, 37996-2100
 (865) 974-5463
 Nonprofit college or university
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,.

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