Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,286.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-14-C-0076
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-015-0325
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T015
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200, Ann Arbor, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118732838
Principal Investigator:
TayfunOzdemir
President
(734) 222-4558
tayfun@virtualem.com
Business Contact:
TayfunOzdemir
President
(734) 222-4558
tayfun@virtualem.com
Research Institute:
Michigan State University
Gladys Raymond
Olds Hall
408 W Circle Dr Rm 4
East Lansing, MI, 48824-
(517) 884-4258

Abstract
Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAV"s airframe for the antenna improves radiation efficiency while dynamic reconfiguration of the antenna aperture provides frequency tuning and hence lower noise floor. Feasibility has been demonstrated via simulations and limited prototyping in Phase I, and a fully functional prototype on a flight-worthy UAV will be built in Phase II.

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