Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling

Period of Performance: 06/25/2012 - 04/26/2013

$80K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

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

Research Institution

Michigan State University
Office of Sponsored Programs
East Lansing, MI 48824
Institution POC

Abstract

Virtual EM is proposing a platform coupling technique for improving efficiency of electrically small antennas on ground, sea and air vehicles. The the proposed approach, a portion of the platform becomes the extension of the antenna and hence result in higher performance. Technique has been demonstrated already with the commercial automotive applications and a revised approach is proposed here.