Large-Scale Production of Rugged and Robust HybridSil Metamaterial Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0216
Agency Tracking Number: N121-086-0440
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-086
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
 (540) 626-6266
Business Contact
 Tammy Link
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Research Institution
This Phase I SBIR program will encompass design, simulation and construction of large-scale metamaterial composites for use in Navy ships. NanoSonic has created a team with a unique combination of engineers, chemists and materials scientists capable of design, simulation and fabrication of this product. In creating and simulating the design, NanoSonic would team leverage existing work for metamaterial-based antennas, advanced simulation tools, construction fire-resistant composites and coatings, and unique other materials. NanoSonic would construct substrate and composite layers from customized nanocomposite HybridSil substrates. These layers would be covalently bonded to ensure maximum reliability. NanoSonic would exploit its in-house custom processing techniques and materials that include inkjet patterning, HybridSil dielectrics and advanced simulation tools. The HybridSil substrates are novel, high performance RF and microwave substrates that are UV stable and have excellent thermal properties. Preliminary antenna testing would also be performed in-house with NanoSonic equipment. The NanoSonic PI is antenna engineer with many years experience in both hardware implementation and simulation software construction. NanoSonic will work with a major defense contractor and a ship builder.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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