NASA STTR 2007 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 07-1 T5.01-9790
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: MEMS-Enabled Filters, Antennas, and Sensors
PROPOSAL TITLE: Improved High-Rejection Filters and MEMS-Enabled Smart Reconfigurable Antennas

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: Virtual EM Inc. NAME: Purdue University
STREET: 2019 Georgetown Blvd STREET: 1205 West State Street
CITY: Ann Arbor CITY: West Lafayette
STATE/ZIP: MI  48105 - 1532 STATE/ZIP: IN  47907 - 2057
PHONE: (734) 222-4558 PHONE: (765) 494-3491

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tayfun Ozdemir
tayfun@virtualem.com
2019 Georgetown Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 - 1532
(734) 222-4558

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 2 to 3

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Proposed work envisions development of high-rejection filters and smart reconfigurable antennas using MEMS switches. Adaptive feature of the proposed antenna provides higher S/N ratio and extends range for surface-to-surface communications. Tunable high-rejection filters lend themselves easily to software defined radios.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Adaptive feature of the proposed antenna provides higher S/N ratio and extends range for surface-to-surface communications. Tunable high-rejection filters lend themselves easily to software defined radios.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Proposed smart antenna technology is readily applicable to today's wireless consumer devices, which require smart antennas that alter their radiation pattern to maximize channel capacity.

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
Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Highly-Reconfigurable
Microwave/Submillimeter
RF
Telemetry, Tracking and Control


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