NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 O1.08-8624
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Transformational Communications Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE:Tunable Multiplexed Resonant Dipole Nanoantenna Array

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
modus nanotechnology
45 spring lane
danville ,CA 94526 - 1416
(925) 330 - 5312

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ramsey   Stevens
ramseystevens@gmail.com
45 spring lane
danville, CA  94526 -1416
(925) 330 - 5312

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
Radio frequency (RF) spectral density, instrument mass, and power considerations drive developments in construction of nanoscale features and terahertz, even petahertz frequencies. Tunable resonant nanostructures, capable of measurable interactions such as attenuation, polarizability, or re-radiation properties are necessary to investigate IR or optical wavelengths applications. Carbon nanotubes (CNT's) have material properties and dimensions that allow it to operate in the optical, and IR regimes. Ion flux molding (IFM) fabrication techniques enable assembly of conductive CNT structures with tunable EM response. The CNT structures are designed specifically to test the performance potential of nanoscale "thin-wire" antenna applications. Antenna performance metrics can be addressed by using IFM fabrication techniques on carbon nanotubes and nanotube arrays creating narrow band resonant dipole antennas. IFM fabrication techniques provide the ability to bend, mold, and configure an individual CNT or an array of CNTs to measure antenna properties such as the antenna length effect and the polarization effect. This will be accomplished through use of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth technology and microfabrication techniques combined with IFM molding processes to fabricate CNT antennas and antenna arrays. Ion Flux Molding (IFM) technology is the crucial element required to bend and mold the CNT into antenna morphologies.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
CNTs and a basic understanding of nanoscale EM interactions can lead to development of many future communications and exploration applications. Nanowaveguides, nanoantennas, nano-opto-sensors, and wireless interconnects to nanodevices. A frequency shift detection method chemical and biological sensor. Visible light nanoantennas, efficient solar energy devices or beamed power transducers.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Nanowaveguides, nanoantennas, nano-opto-sensors, and wireless interconnects to nanodevices. A frequency shift detection method chemical and biological sensor. Visible light nanoantennas, efficient solar energy devices or beamed power transducers.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Architectures and Networks
Beamed Energy
Biochemical
Biomolecular Sensors
Laser
Photovoltaic Conversion
Sensor Webs/Distributed Sensors
Wireless Distribution


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