Wideband Metamaterial Antennas Integrated into Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,927.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0324
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-021-0299
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T021
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
NextGen Aeronautics
2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 400, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
106823607
Principal Investigator
 ROB BORTOLIN
 Principal Investigator
 (310) 626-8389
 rbortolin@nextgenaero.com
Business Contact
 Zoltan Feher
Title: Manager, Contracts and Pr
Phone: (310) 626-8384
Email: zfeher@nextgenaero.com
Research Institution
 Sn Diego State University
 Camille Nebeker
 Sponsored Research Development
5250 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA, 92182
 (619) 594-5938
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
A team led by NextGen Aeronautics Inc., and working with San Diego State University proposes the development of redundant wideband antennas that are embedded in composite armor structures The planned work builds upon the team’s extensive prior experience in conformal load-bearing antenna structures (CLAS), antenna design, and metamaterials. The proposed antenna is a combination of concepts that have already been designed and tested for different purposes, and have proven their capacity to operate under the determined conditions while meeting solicitation requirements. At the end of Phase I base period, we will have simulations of various antenna designs, configurations, and materials pointing to a combination that works optimally with the baseline composite structure chosen, as well as a list of different materials and their impact on the design. This research will also determine the frequencies, bandwidth and waveforms to which this technology is most applicable. Further efforts in the Phase I option will include fabricating and testing a mockup antenna.

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