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Multiferroic Small Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-14-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number: F14A-T12-0127
Amount: $149,736.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF14-AT12
Solicitation Number: 2014.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-06-29
Small Business Information
4125 Lafayette Center Drive, Ste 200, Chantilly, VA, -
DUNS: 965121101
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yakup Bayram
 CEO&CTO
 (703) 719-9666
 yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Business Contact
 Yakup Bayram
Title: CEO&CTO
Phone: (703) 719-9666
Email: yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Research Institution
 UCLA
 Gregory Carman
 11000 Kinross Avenue, Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-0095
 (310) 825-6030
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: PaneraTech, in partnership with UCLA, is proposing to develop an extremely small UHF antenna based on Multiferroics. The Multiferroic (MF) concept allows for a sub-wavelength (<lambda/100) conformal antenna design which also offers benefits to a wide range of military platforms, such as small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and lightweight portable ground based communications systems, which require operational capability in the VHF and UHF frequency range. The team leverages UCLA's years of research in Multiferroic systems and will primarily focus on design and analytical modeling of a UHF multiferroic antenna and demonstrate its performance with hardware prototype. BENEFIT: This technology has a tremendous potential for both military and commercial platforms. Current antenna designs rely primarily on the electromagnetic resonance characteristic of an electrically conductive antenna structure. This results in large antenna sizes and makes communication and SIGINT capability at VHF and UHF frequencies challenging for a wide range of platforms, but most notably small UAS systems. Our proposed Multiferroic based small antenna technology allows for integrating extremely small antennas on UAS airframe for VHF and UHF applications.

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