Compact Efficient Electrically Small Broadband Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$760,821.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-12-C-0002
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4805
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-131
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
7817 Bursera, NW, Albuquerque, NM, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
057154911
Principal Investigator:
Michael Abdalla
President
(505) 830-8300
mda@asrcorporation.com
Business Contact:
Michael Skipper
Vice President
(505) 830-3000
mcs@asrcorporation.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Recent advances in electrically small antennas have been proposed for a range of communications applications. In general these antennas have wide impedance bandwidths, but low efficiency and power handling capabilities. Recently members of our team at the University of Arizona have developed a class of efficient electrically small antennas (EESAs) that we call the EZ antenna that gets around these limitations through careful design of the space-loading of the antenna. The loading strategies we have pursued are based on advances in the field of metmaterials. We have designed and built prototype systems throughout the 100 MHz"10GHz frequency rantes, but our designs have not been optimized or tested for HPM applications. In this proposal, we seek to alter the strategies proposed for low-voltage electrically small geometries and adapt them to handle high input voltages and powers.

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