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):

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

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 threadrope 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Refractory Fibers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE