Metamaterial-Compensated HybridSil Structural Elements for Radomes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0146
Agency Tracking Number: N121-044-0441
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-044
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, -
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Davis
 PI
 (540) 626-6266
 bdavis@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Tammy Link
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Email: tammy@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program will encompass design, simulation and construction of metamaterial based composite structural members for the E-2 rotodome. NanoSonic has created a team with a unique combination of engineers, chemists and materials scientists capable of design, simulation and fabrication of this product. The NanoSonic would team leverage existing work for custom computational electromagnetics tools, dielectric materials and composite construction. NanoSonic would construct substrate layers from customized nanocomposite HybridSil dielectric substrates, HybridSil composite resins, and structural composites to optimize the metamaterial function thus creating composites with permittivity and permeability close to that of free space. The HybridSil substrates are novel, high performance RF and microwave substrates that are UV stable and have excellent thermal properties. These layers would be covalently bonded to ensure maximum reliability. NanoSonic would exploit its in-house advanced simulation tools to design the correct metamaterial solution. Inkjet patterning would be used to create the metamaterial elements. Preliminary composite panel testing would also be performed in-house with NanoSonic equipment. The NanoSonic PI is an electromagnetics engineer with many years"experience in both hardware implementation and simulation software construction. NanoSonic would work with a defense prime contract that manufactures radomes.

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