Large-Scale Production of Rugged and Robust HybridSil Metamaterial Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$80,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0216
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-086-0440
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-086
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
008963758
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
 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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