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Company Information:

Company Name:
JEM Engineering, LLC
Address:
8683 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707-
Phone:
(301) 317-1070
URL:
EIN:
113653857
DUNS:
118332548
Number of Employees:
24
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
Yes
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,348,119.00 15
SBIR Phase II $5,917,934.00 8
STTR Phase I $209,966.00 3

Award List:

Small Multi-Decade Communication Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
A novel anisotropic artificial dielectric material is proposed for integration into airborne antennas to achieve size and weight reduction, along with reduced radar cross section (RCS). Development of the lightweight and low loss material will be based on frequency selective surface technology,… More

Low Cost Phased Array Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James D. Lilly, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A program is proposed to research the applicability of a unique phased array technology, dubbed FlexScan, to S-band and Ku-band communications links between stratospheric balloons and TDRSS satellites. If successful, FlexScan phased array technology will provide high antenna gain with a narrow beam… More

Advanced Antenna Integration Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) technology is proposed to dramatically reduce surface wave excitation from antennas mounted on aircraft or other platforms, while decreasing their thickness and increasing the isolation between such antennas. AMC antennas may be made thin enough to mount… More

Small Multi-Decade Communication Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$639,928.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
JEM Engineering has demonstrated the technical feasibility of applying Inhomogeneous Lightweight Artificial Dielectric (ILIAD) technology to spiral antennas to achieve size and weight reductions in a multi-decade communications antenna, via computational modeling. The lightweight and low loss ILIAD… More

Low Cost Phased Array Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$591,526.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
JEM Engineering proved the technical feasibility of the FlexScan array?a very low-cost, highly-efficient, wideband phased array antenna?in Phase I, and stands ready to develop it into a fully-functional, flight-qualifiable prototype in Phase II. JEM developed an S-Band (2.0-2.3 GHz) antenna array… More

Survivable Ballistic Antenna Radome

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
In this effort, a team comprising of JEM Engineering and the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials proposes to develop multifunctional radomes for Future Combat Systems vehicle platforms that are capable of surviving ballistic impacts from small arms and similar threats. A concurrent… More

Non-Planar GPS Receiving Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Derek Linden, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
ARIZONA STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Avery Wright
Abstract:
Research is proposed into the use of non-planar geometries for anti-jam GPS receiving antennas. The global positioning system (GPS) is an essential tool for military navigation. Unfortunately, GPS receivers are vulnerable to jamming, which can severely degrade performance, resulting in a need for… More

Ballistic Radomes for SATCOM Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,826.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Derek Linden, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Radomes mounted on tactical combat vehicles, such as the HMMWV, Stryker, and On-The-Move Future Combat Systems (FCS) platforms, must be designed to withstand ballistic impacts in the field. Current radome designs are not capable of providing ballistic protection to antenna systems, which can lead to… More

Survivable Ballistic Antenna Radome

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
In this effort, a team comprising of JEM Engineering and the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials proposes to develop multifunctional radomes for Future Combat Systems vehicle platforms that are capable of surviving ballistic impacts from small arms and similar threats. A… More

Ballistic Radomes for SATCOM Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Derek Linden, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Radomes mounted on tactical combat vehicles, such as the HMMWV, Stryker, and On-The-Move Future Combat Systems (FCS) platforms, must be designed to withstand ballistic impacts in the field. Current radome designs are not capable of providing ballistic protection to antenna systems, which can lead to… More

Ultra-wideband Antenna Elements for Aircraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,963.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Bing Foo, Senior Antenna Engineer
Abstract:
It is proposed that a novel, patented, anisotropic artificial dielectric technology be applied to the problems of increasing antenna functionality and reducing coupling between antennas in arrays, so as to improve antenna area utilization on Naval aircraft. In the first case, the size and/or… More

Armor Embedded Metamaterial Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,834.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Bing Foo, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The proposed program will show the feasibility of using armor-embedded metamaterial antennas that demonstrate both wideband RF performance and ballistic protection capability. The proposed program will incorporate materials with high levels of energy absorption under ballistic impact in… More

High Isolation Transmit/Receive Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Bing Foo, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Research is proposed to investigate the feasibility of a high-isolation transmit/receive antenna system for Army land vehicles, using an innovative, circuit-domain, distributed, RF-passive cancellation system with active feedback control. Conventional time- and frequency-domain cancellation… More

Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Bing Foo, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
This proposed program will determine the feasibility of both tunable and non-tunable approaches of developing a very low profile, very wide bandwidth antenna for aircraft communications. Both approaches exploit an innovative technique to design ultra-thin antenna structures using artificial magnetic… More

Novel Phase Shifterless RF Phased-Array Antenna Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, VP of Engineering
Research Institution:
University of Colorado at Boulder
RI Contact:
Randall Draper
Abstract:
Research is proposed to investigate the feasibility of coupled voltage-controlled-oscillator arrays to develop high-gain steerable-beam phased-array antennas without phase shifters. If successful, coupled VCO array technology will provide beam steering of at least 60o off broadside from a planar,… More

Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$254,691.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Bing Foo, senior antenna engineer
Abstract:
This Phase II program will continue to develop the application of our compact AMC (Artificial Magnetic Conductor) with aperiodic cells for creating very low-profile, very wideband antennas for aircraft communications. The results of our Phase I effort support compact AMC antenna designs for… More

Wideband Metamaterial Antennas Integrated into Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Auckland, Chief Technology Officer
Research Institution:
University of Delaware
RI Contact:
Geraldine Hobbs
Abstract:
A broadband antenna, having more than a 100:1 bandwidth,is integrated with a high impedance surface that is compatible with the manufacturing processes associated with with Navy topside panel constructions and marine vehicle armor. The high impedance surface (also known as an artificial magnetic… More

Armor Embedded Metamaterial Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,961.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, VP of Engineering – (301) 317-1071
Abstract:
JEM Engineering proposes a program to prototype and demonstrate the technology found feasible in our Phase I SBIR program entitled Armor Embedded Metamaterial Antenna. The object of the proposed program is to develop antennas that are embedded in vehicle armor, which provide ballistic performance… More

Enhanced Field Expedient Body Wearable Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,878.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, VP of Engineering
Abstract:
JEM proposes to research the feasibility of using Genetic Algorithm optimization and broadband matching techniques to develop and optimize a wideband (30-88 MHz) antenna for integration onto the Improved Outer Tactical Vest. JEM believes that these technologies can achieve performance similar to the… More

Low Size, Weight and Power Direction Antenna for Common Data Link

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,995.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, VP of Engineering – (301) 317-1070
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: JEM Engineering proposes to develop a Ku-band Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) Antenna System for installation on a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and providing near hemispheric coverage. JEM seeks to produce a high gain, low SWaP, low-profile, and low cost antenna concept. The… More

Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antennas Using Advanced Ground-Plane Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,826.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Auckland, Chief Technical Officer – (301) 317-1070
Abstract:
A new type of conformal antenna is proposed which is based on the realization of a magnetic current filament (MCF) radiating structure which work cooperatively with an electric conductor surface. Thus, by using a circular loop MCF element placed flat against an electric conductor, we can realize an… More

GPS-Iridium anti-jam (AJ) Antenna Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,994.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Lilly, VP of Engineering – (301) 317-1070
Abstract:
JEM Engineering proposes to research the feasibility of a combined Iridium/GPS anti-jam system within a 4"diameter aperture via a multi-element, multi-function antenna. We will develop a combined system architecture and a new algorithm for attaining anti-jam Iridium performance. We seek to… More

Body Wearable Radio Direction Finding (DF) Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James D. Lilly, VP of Engineering – (301) 317-1070
Abstract:
A body-worn radio-frequency direction finding antenna array is proposed to cover the 50-500 MHz band with good gain and antenna patterns suitable for accurate direction finding. The array will be thin and lightweight, and will be integrated into a vest to be worn by a soldier. Feasibility will be… More

Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,493,080.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Auckland, CTO – (301) 317-1070
Abstract:
The program proposed will advance the development of JEM"s conformal broadband antenna technology for aircraft, specifically targeting a dual-function UHF SATCOM and MUOS application. This program will develop a SATCOM antenna which will fit into the mounting hole for the existing Multi-mission… More

Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antennas Using Advanced Ground-Plane Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,838.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Auckland, Chief Technology Officer – (301) 317-1070
Abstract:
A new type of conformal antenna is proposed which is based on the realization of a magnetic current filament (MCF) radiating structure which work cooperatively with an electric conductor surface. Thus, by using a circular loop MCF element placed flat against an electric conductor, we can realize an… More

Vertically Small Communications Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Auckland, Chief Technology Officer – (301) 317-1070
Abstract:
The primary Phase I effort proposed here will demonstrate how to use a new technology to achieve conformal and very-low profile antennas that have a radiation pattern, power, and similar electrical characteristics to the existing monopole (blade or whip) antenna. This technology has been… More