Development of Soldier Conformable Antennae Using Conducting Polymers
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SOLDIER NANOTECHNOLOGIES (ISN)
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A conducting polymer based camouflaged antenna has been developed for use by soldiers in theater. The antenna is built using polypyrrole strips fabricated using a custom built instrument capable of cutting fiber strips with varying widths, thicknesses and up to 10m long. These fibers have been woven into a patch form and their radiating properties are studied. We have also demonstrated that this antenna can transmit and receive information at distances up to 2.75 km in an urban environment.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Optical Countermeasures