Conformal Antenna Material Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number: F031-1780
Amount: $1,724,780.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-206
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
24 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
DUNS: 782587406
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Campbell
 (757) 224-1467
 tom_campbell@appliedem.com
Business Contact
 C. Reddy
Phone: (757) 224-2035
Email: cjreddy@appliedem.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is a need for new innovative concepts for designing conformal antennas for a full spectrum of military, aerospace, and civilian applications. In many cases, the design of conformal antennas is severely limited due to the lack of new materials technologies that enable antenna designs that can adhere to various complex geometries. The design of conformal antenna systems for military and aerospace applications usually encounters very complicated structural geometries and this makes the design very challenging. During the Phase I of the Conformal Antenna Materials Technology Program, significant accomplishments were made in the development of new polymer coatings and materials, and EM simulation and modeling of those materials. These accomplishments now enable new methods for applying thin film conformal antennas to complex geometries. During the Phase II program, these basic technologies will be applied to develop a phased array that is integrated with an experimental aircraft wing for EM testing. The basic goal for the Phase II program is to develop and demonstrate these new materials and coating applications for conformal antenna array design applications. EM computational simulations provide the basis for performance predictions and verifications of these technology accomplishments.

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