Yearly Archives: 2011

Cloth Antenna Technology Developed by PaneraTech’s CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram and His Team While at The Ohio State University Featured in The New York Times.

October 24th, 2011

Falls Church, VA —The New York Times featured an article on innovative cloth antenna technology based on embroidered conductive yarns (e-fiber) that was developed by PaneraTech CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram and his team while he was at The Ohio State University. This research was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) under the GameChanger program. Prof. John Volakis at The Ohio State University was the principal investigator for the GameChanger program and Dr. Bayram was the program manager at The Ohio State University. Dr. Bayram led the invention and development of this technology with his team at The Ohio State University. The New York Times article can be found here.

The Ohio State University College of Engineering also featured this technology in its News in Engineering magazine. The article can be accessed here and can be downloaded here.

This technology was also featured in SQE magazine in May of 2011. The SQE article can be found here and here.

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Selected for an SBIR Phase I Award by the U.S. Air Force to Develop a Wideband, Low-Profile Antenna for Communications Links on Airborne Platforms.

September 23rd, 2011

Falls Church, VA — PaneraTech’s joint proposal with The Ohio State University to develop a wideband, low profile antenna for communication links on airborne platforms was selected for Phase I award by the U.S. Air Force. PaneraTech’s CEO and CTO, Dr. Yakup Bayram, stated, “We, in partnership with The Ohio State University, proposed an extremely innovative and cost-effective solution to the Air Force’s need and we are extremely excited to work on this challenging yet very rewarding project.”

For further questions regarding this technology, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com.

Dr. Bayram Gives a Presentation on Emerging Conformal, Flexible Antenna Technologies for UAVs and Morphing Structures as a Distinguished Guest of the IEEE APS Northern Virginia and Washington Chapter.

September 16th, 2011

Falls Church, VA– PaneraTech’s CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram give a presentation on Emerging Conformal, Flexible Antenna Technologies for UAVs and Morphing Structures as a distinguished guest of the IEEE APS Northern Virginia and Washington Chapter.. Dr. Bayram’s presentation summarized over four years of research while at The Ohio State University in conformal and body-worn antenna technologies employing various unique material combinations, including carbon nanotubes, conductive yarns, and flexible and light-weight polymer substrates. The abstract of the talk can be obtained here.

Please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com for a copy of the presentation.

Cloth Antenna Technology developed by PaneraTech’s CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram and His Team While at The Ohio State University Featured in The Columbus Dispatch

September 11th, 2011

Falls Church, VA—The Columbus Dispatch featured an article on the cloth antenna technology based on embroidered conductive yarns (e-fiber) developed by PaneraTech CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram and his team while he was at The Ohio State University. This research was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) under the GameChanger program. Prof. John Volakis at The Ohio State University was the principal investigator for the GameChanger program and Dr. Bayram was the program manager at OSU. Dr. Bayram led the invention and development of this technology with his team at The Ohio State University. Columbus dispatch article can be found here.

The Ohio State University College of Engineering also featured this technology in its News in Engineering magazine. The article can be accessed here and can be downloaded here.

This technology was also featured in SQE magazine in May 2011. The SQE article can be found here and here.

For further questions regarding this technology, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com.

PaneraTech, Inc., was Invited to Join Industry Advisory Board of an Envisioned NSF Engineering Research Center on Multiferroic Systems

September 7th, 2011

Falls Church, VA– PaneraTech, Inc., has been invited to serve on the industrial advisory board of an envisioned NSF Engineering Research Center on Multiferroic Systems. A team of major international universities, spearheaded by UCLA, applied to the National Science Foundation to establish an Engineering Research Center on Multiferroic Systems. PaneraTech’s CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram said, “Multiferroic structures are considered to offer significant agility and versatility for many sensing technologies. For instance, this technology could play an instrumental role in developing reconfigurable antenna systems that enable enhanced access to the radio spectrum, thus allowing dynamic spectrum access and frequency re-use.”Dr. Bayram continued,”We are extremely honored to be invited and serve on the industrial advisory board of this revolutionary technology center, particularly as we will be guiding the center’s research along with other major industry members, such as Boeing and Northrop Grumman. This is a wonderful fit for our technology focus at PaneraTech because we consider this technology platform a fundamental component of developing forward-thinking wireless sensor systems and conformal and reconfigurable antenna technologies.”

Cloth Antenna Technology Developed by PaneraTech’s CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram and His Team while at The Ohio State University Featured in SQE Sewing Magazine

May 31st, 2011

Falls Church, VA– SQE sewing magazine featured unique and very innovative cloth antenna technology based on embroidered conductive yarns (e-fiber) developed by PaneraTech CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram and his team while he was at The Ohio State University. This research was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) under the GameChanger program. Prof. John Volakis at The Ohio State University was the principal investigator for the GameChanger program and Dr. Bayram was the program manager. Dr. Bayram led the invention and development of this technology with his team at The Ohio State University. The SQE article can be found here and here.

The Ohio State University College of Engineering also featured this technology in its News in Engineering magazine. The article can be accessed here and can be downloaded here.

PaneraTech, Inc., has Won 4 out of 5 SBIR Phase I Program Submissions in the First Half of 2011

May 21st, 2011

Falls Church, VA—PaneraTech, Inc., had a very successful performance in the first half year of its operations. PaneraTech won 4 out 5 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I submissions, which is well above the 20% national average. “This clearly shows our strong commitment to excellence and is a testament to the value of our strong partnerships with leading research institutions .” PaneraTech’s CEO & CTO, Dr. Bayram, said.

PaneraTech, Inc., has partnered with internationally-known researchers to jointly respond to SBIR solicitations.”PaneraTech is strongly committed to commercialization, and our innovative concepts are jointly developed with our research partners. This serves as our recipe for our envisioned long-term sustainable success,” Dr. Bayram said.

PaneraTech, Inc., Selected for Highly Prestigious NSF SBIR Phase I Award to Develop a 3-D Wireless Imaging Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring of High Temperature Furnaces.

May 20th, 2011

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., was recently notified by the National Science Foundation that PaneraTech’s advanced 3-D wireless imaging sensor technology for structural health monitoring of high temperature furnaces was awarded a SBIR Phase I award. The NSF SBIR program is a highly prestigious and competitive program that granted awards to only 95 companies, from among 935 applicants in the latest solicitation round. PaneraTech CEO and CTO Dr. Bayram noted,”The fact that we were chosen among so many showed that NSF had faith in our technology and our very strong team of researchers.” PaneraTech has partnered with several researchers from the leading U.S. institutions and industrial partners on this technology.

“This technology is a gamechanger in many heavy manufacturing industries,” Dr. Bayram said, “Even though the sensor is envisioned to be used by many industries involving high temperature furnaces, the glass manufacturing industry is initially targeted. ” PaneraTech has already established strong relationships and partnerships with major glass manufacturers in the world, which is critical to developing a sensor that matches their needs. “Our entire team is extremely excited for the opportunity to work with several major industry players.” Dr. Bayram said.

For further questions regarding this technology, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com.

PaneraTech, Inc. entered into a contract with the U.S. Navy to develop Anti-Jam GPS Algorithm for Rotorcraft Platforms under SBIR Phase I Program

April 11th, 2011

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech recently entered into a SBIR Phase I contract with the U.S. Navy to develop an anti-Jam GPS algorithm for rotorcraft platforms. PaneraTech, in partnership with The Ohio State University –ElectroScience Laboratory, proposed an advanced beamforming/null steering algorithm that provides high navigation accuracy in the presence of rotor blade modulation of the satellite signals and the interfering signals. “While undertaking this research, we will investigate various, adaptive weighting algorithms for rotorcraft mounted GPS antenna arrays and determine the most optimal algorithm that will maintain or improve C/N for satellite signals, and minimal antenna induced biases or calibration of antenna induced biases in the presence of rotor blade jammer reflection and modulation of GPS satellite signal,” CEO& Chief Technology Officer of PaneraTech, Dr. Bayram said.

As a result of this program, PaneraTech, Inc. envisions an advanced beamforming/null steering algorithm that provides the desired navigation accuracy in the presence of rotor blade modulation of the satellite signals and the incident interfering signals. Dr. Bayram noted that “our technology has a significant potential for manned and unmanned rotorcrafts as Precise Position, Navigation and Timekeeping (PNT) are the backbone of modern battlefield because it enables the war fighter to cooperatively identify and engage targets, avoid enemy threats, manage forces, perform precise weapons delivery, and significantly improve the overall performance of various imaging sensors. Global Position System (GPS) has become the system of choice for precise PNT and this program will improve the precision and accuracy of GPS systems on rotorcrafts. ”

For further questions regarding this technology, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com.

PaneraTech, Inc., Awarded a SBIR Phase I by the U.S. Army to Develop a Microwave Wireless Power Transfer System

March 21st, 2011

Falls Church, VA –PaneraTech, Inc.’s proposal to develop a high efficiency wireless power transfer system was selected by the U.S. Army for an SBIR Phase I award. PaneraTech’s CEO and CTO, Dr. Yakup Bayram, stated, “The Army’s requirement for 50% DC to DC efficiency over 5 meters is a very challenging but attainable objective.” PaneraTech partnered with The Ohio State University – ElectroScience Laboratory, the nation’s largest university-based RF research facility, to undertake the proposal’s research and meet the U.S. Army’s need.

For further questions regarding this technology, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com.

PaneraTech’s CEO & CTO Dr. Yakup Bayram invited to present at IDGA’s 7th Military Antennas Summit

March 15th, 2011

Falls Church, VA — PaneraTech’s CEO and CTO, Dr. Yakup Bayram, was invited to present on Emerging Technologies for Conformal, Flexible and Light-Weight Antennas for UAVs and Morphing Structures at the 7th Military Antennas Summit in San Diego, CA. IDGA’s 7th Military Antennas Summit is a unique forum where individuals in the military communications and antennas communities can stay abreast of the latest technological developments and military needs. Dr. Bayram was invited to present because of his expertise in developing conformal, flexible and light weight antennas based on non-traditional materials including carbon nanotubes, polymers, conductive textiles, and fibers.

The Military Antennas Summit will serve as the first time that Dr. Bayram will present this technology (outside of academia) at a military conference. The technology, although in the beginning stages, presents significant potential for enabling UAVs to perform major sensing, surveillance, and communication operations at higher bandwidths broad range of frequencies. Dr. Bayram is the first inventor of embroidered conductive fiber technology which was developed under several years of research funded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) GameChanger program. Dr. Bayram served as program coordinator while at The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory and actively working through PaneraTech, Inc. to transition this technology to the marketplace.