Accession Number:

ADA532530

Title:

Development of Soldier Conformable Antennae Using Conducting Polymers

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SOLDIER NANOTECHNOLOGIES (ISN)

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Optical Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE