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Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-015-0325
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T015
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
Virtual EM Inc.
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling and Reconfigurable Aperture
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-14-C-0076
Award Amount: $499,286.00
 

Abstract:

Virtual EM is proposing a solution for achieving electrically small high-efficiency VHF transmit antennas suitable for use on medium size Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In the proposed approach, maximum use of the UAV"s airframe for the antenna improves radiation efficiency while dynamic reconfiguration of the antenna aperture provides frequency tuning and hence lower noise floor. Feasibility has been demonstrated via simulations and limited prototyping in Phase I, and a fully functional prototype on a flight-worthy UAV will be built in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Tayfun Ozdemir
President
(734) 222-4558
tayfun@virtualem.com

Business Contact:

Tayfun Ozdemir
President
(734) 222-4558
tayfun@virtualem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Virtual EM Inc.
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 200 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-

EIN/Tax ID: 562283791
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Michigan State University
Olds Hall
408 W Circle Dr Rm 4
East Lansing, MI 48824-
Contact: Gladys Raymond
Contact Phone: (517) 884-4258