Tunable Electromagnetic Chaff

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0352
Agency Tracking Number: N111-013-0779
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-013
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
OH, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Elizabeth Meents
 Research Engineer
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: Vice President, Governmen
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to design and model tunable, metamaterial (MM) chaff using CRG"s electrically responsive material (ERM) as the tunable component of the chaff. CRG has invented a new class of ERMs that can change their electromagnetic properties when exposed to external stimuli. CRG will use ERMs to create tunable MM chaff that can be modified to change its electromagnetic response. This tunable chaff system will provide a number of benefits including: customized countermeasures, variable electromagnetic properties using a single MM design, and difficult to reverse engineer. This tunable chaff system will be designed to function with current chaff dispensing systems but will also open up a new design space for next-generation electromagnetic countermeasures and employment tactics.

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