Accession Number : ADA574004


Title :   Lightweight, Durable Army Antennas Using Carbon Nanotube Technology


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 2011-20 Sept 2012


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Keller, Steven D ; Zaghloul, Amir I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a574004.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The application of carbon nanotube (CNT) materials to produce lightweight, flexible, and durable alternatives to existing and future Army antenna designs is explored through fabrication and measurement of a variety of CNT thread and sheet antenna designs. A variety of CNT thread/rope dipole and loop antennas are fabricated, measured, and compared with a standard copper dipole antenna. An aperture-coupled patch antenna composed of CNT sheet material, is fabricated, measured, and compared with a standard copper patch antenna. Finally, a meshed patch antenna composed of interwoven CNT threads is developed and simulated as a concept for a multifunctional communications antenna and reactive gas sensor.


Descriptors :   *CARBON NANOTUBES , *DIPOLE ANTENNAS , *LOOP ANTENNAS , ARRAYS , COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT , GAS DETECTORS , METHOD OF MOMENTS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE