Large-Scale Production of Rugged and Robust HybridSil Metamaterial Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0216
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-086-0440
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-086
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Davis
PI
(540) 626-6266
bdavis@nanosonic.com
Business Contact:
Tammy Link
Contracts Administrator
(540) 626-6266
tammy@nanosonic.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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.

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