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Compact Efficient Electrically Small Broadband Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-12-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4805
Amount: $760,821.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-131
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-11-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-11-08
Small Business Information
7817 Bursera, NW
Albuquerque, NM -
United States
DUNS: 057154911
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Abdalla
 (505) 830-8300
Business Contact
 Michael Skipper
Title: Vice President
Phone: (505) 830-3000
Research Institution

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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