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Synthesis and Realization of Broadband Magnetic Flux Channel Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-16-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: N152-081-0683
Amount: $149,692.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N152-081
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-10-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-13
Small Business Information
8683 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707
United States
DUNS: 118332548
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 David Auckland
 (301) 317-1070
Business Contact
 Charles Pouliot
Phone: (301) 317-1070
Research Institution

Magnetic Flux Channel (MFC) antennas have been demonstrated to contain all the theoretical benefits of antennas carrying true magnetic currents. When mounted on conducting groundplanes, they do not suffer gain-bandwidth degradation like conventional metal-and-dielectric antennas. Their immunity to the image effect means that frequency independent and self-complementary MFC antennas conformal to a ground-plane should be able to attain the same bandwidth attained in free space by classic spiral and log periodic antennas. The proposed program will demonstrate the feasibility of realizing inherently broadband magnetic flux channel antennas by: 1) implementing MFC antennas in frequency-independent geometries, and 2) developing methods for making MFC antennas conformal to curved surfaces.

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