Conformal, Light-Weight&Load-Bearing Antennas Based on Conductive Textile Threads

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F11B-T13-0289
Amount: $99,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF11-BT13
Solicitation Number: 2011.B
Small Business Information
7056 Falls Reach Dr. Suite: 304, Falls Church, VA, -
DUNS: 965121101
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yakup Bayram
 CEO&Chief Technology Officer
 (614) 599-8493
Business Contact
 Yakup Bayram
Title: CEO&Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (614) 599-8493
Research Institution
 The Ohio State University
 John L Volakis
 1320 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH, 43212-3212
 (614) 292-7981
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: PaneraTech,Inc. in collaboration with The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory proposes to develop lightweight,conformal and volumetric UAV antennas based on conductive fibers embroidered on organza and/or polymer dielectric substrates. Given our expertise on designing wideband antennas and weaving them into the UAV for low frequency applications, under this STTR effort, we will primarily focus on adapting and testing our electronic-textile (E-textile) technology in making realistic antennas that incorporate feeds, matching networks and radiating structures. BENEFIT: Conformal, light-weight and load-bearing antennas based on conductive textile threads offer significant advantage to improved communication on UAVs in communication/navigation/surveillance systems. Conformal and flexible antennas can also be used in various commercial application including, body-worn antennas and medical applications for improved imaging and patient monitoring.

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