Yearly Archives: 2012

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Selected a Semi-Finalist for Outstanding Startup of the Year by TechColumbus

November 19th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., was recently selected as one of the semi-finalists for the Outstanding Startup of the Year Award by TechColumbus. “This is a very proud moment for us as it is a vindication of the hard work that our entire team and all our partners have done in developing outstanding technologies for our customers, which have exceeded their expectations,” said Dr. Bayram, CEO of PaneraTech, Inc.

To learn more about the innovative technologies currently under development at PaneraTech, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com.

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Awarded a NAVAIR SBIR Phase I for Wirelessly Powered Smart RFID Tags for Rotorcraft Platforms

November 15th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., was recently awarded a U.S. NAVAIR SBIR Phase I award to demonstrate the feasibility of a Smart Wirelessly Powered RFID tag. “Building upon our earlier success, jointly with The Ohio State University, with highly efficient wireless power transfer technology, we are extremely excited to employ this key technology to meet the U.S. NAVAIR’s need for the rotorcraft platforms,” said Dr. Bayram, CEO of PaneraTech, Inc.

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

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Selected for an Air Force SBIR Phase II award to Prototype Low Profile Ku to Q Band Phased Array Antenna for WGS and AEHF Communications

October 30th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., was recently selected for an U.S. Air Force SBIR Phase II award to develop a prototype Ku to Q band phased array to cover Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications on airborne platforms.

“In partnership with The Ohio State University, we developed a unique and extremely low-cost high performing phased array aperture that can scan very wide angles at a very broad bandwidth. A strategic advantage of this technology development program is that our team is one of the few who can make such a broadband and wide-angle scanning aperture at an extremely low-cost. We are very excited for the opportunity to demonstrate the performance of this array with a prototype in Phase II,” said Dr. Bayram, CEO of PaneraTech, Inc.

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

PaneraTech’s CTO Dr. Bayram Presents on “Wireless Sensors for the Structural Health Monitoring of Furnace Walls” at the Glass Problems Conference

October 3rd, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., presented its ongoing wireless sensor technology for the glass industry at the Glass Problems Conference in Cincinnati, OH. “Initially under the NSF SBIR phase I program and more recently under the support of major glass manufacturers, we are developing a key wireless sensor technology to solve one of the industry’s major problems,” said Dr. Bayram, CEO of PaneraTech, Inc.

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

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Awarded a NAVAIR SBIR Phase II for Anti-Jam GPS Algorithm Development for Rotorcraft Platforms

September 29th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., has entered into a two-year contract with NAVAIR to demonstrate the performance of Anti-Jam GPS algorithms on a representative rotorcraft environment. This contract follows PaneraTech’s earlier successful SBIR Phase I contract with NAVAIR.

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

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Awarded a Prestigious NIST SBIR Phase I Contract for Inline Material Electrical Characterization System

August 15th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc. has been awarded a very prestigious SBIR Phase I contract by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) to develop an Inline Material Electrical Characterization System (“IMECS”). This sensor system will be used in quality inspection and real-time process feedback for nanofiber and Carbon Nanotube based films. “This is a very prestigious award and we are very proud to partner with the NIST manufacturing program to fill this major technology need in the nanofiber/composite manufacturing industry,” said Dr. Yakup Bayram, CTO of PaneraTech, Inc.

More information about this award and the NIST press release can be found at:
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/sbir-083112.cfm

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

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Awarded an Air Force SBIR Phase I Contract for a Transparency Sensor System

May 29th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., has been awarded an SBIR Phase I contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop a Transparency Sensor System (“TSS”). TSS is envisioned for use on the automated inspection of aircraft canopies at the manufacturing line to ensure that defect-free transparencies are installed on the aircraft. This program also involves developing a handheld portable sensor that will be used in defect detection and canopy inspection while the transparencies are installed on the aircraft. PaneraTech has already demonstrated a non-contact RF technique to extract sheet resistance from multi-layer composites. Under this program, we will leverage our technology to meet the U.S. Air Force’s need.

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

PaneraTech, Inc., Was Awarded an Air Force SBIR Phase I Contract for an Inline Material Sensor System

May 29th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., has been awarded a SBIR Phase I contract by the U.S. Air Force to develop an Inline Material Sensor (“IMS”) System, envisioned for use on real-time inline inspections of EMI-shielding films that are used in aircraft production. This technology, sponsored by the Joint Strike Fighter Program, is envisioned to ensure that defect-free EMI-shielding films are used in aircraft production.

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

PaneraTech, Inc., was selected for a SBIR Phase II award by the U.S. Air Force to Develop Lightweight and Foldable Parabolic Antenna (“FLPA”) for Navigation and Communication Applications

January 23rd, 2012

Falls Church, VA – PaneraTech, Inc., has been selected for an SBIR Phase II award by the U.S. Air Force to build and deliver a battlefield-ready Foldable, Lightweight Parabolic Antenna (FLPA) for navigation and communication applications. During its highly successful execution of the Phase I program, PaneraTech, in partnership with its team member Ohio State University, demonstrated feasibility of the FLPA to improve Time to First Fix (TTFF) of GPS receivers under heavy interference and at low signal strength situations. PaneraTech’s unique FLPA technology is based on extremely light and flexible conductive materials for the reflector surface, and light-weight high-strength carbon fiber/polymer-based structural support components. The FLPA technology employs a modular/swappable and retractable feed that enables many other communication applications in the field for high gain performance thus, substantially improving the performance of the communication links under low signal strength and high interference situations.

“In other words, FLPA technology enables war fighter carry a large size antenna aperture (thus high gain) in his thigh holster with less than overall weight of 6 oz or less,” said Dr. Yakup Bayram, CEO & CTO of PaneraTech, Inc. Dr. Bayram continued, “this technology also offers tremendous benefits to the DoD beyond this topic. FLPA is an excellent choice of technology for deployable high data/rate lightweight communication antennas for Cubesat and other satellite applications, which we will explore as we further mature our technology.”

Foldable Light-Weight Parabolic Antenna (FLPA) Technology

We are introducing a unique approach to portable parabolic antennas. Our unique design incorporates new conductive materials coupled with a light-weight and ergonomic structural design to offer a plethora of desirable features, including:

    Light-weight Design: 10dBic gain is achieved within the L-Band with 6oz or less weight.

    Portable and Foldable Design: The antenna is carried in a thigh holster and has only 1.5 inches diameter when folded.

    Smooth Operation: The antenna is designed to resist strong wind and rain with high strength structural support members and operate with silent deploy, and packing.

    Multi-functional use: FLPA is equipped with a retractable modular feed that allows for high gain communication for several different bands.

    Applications: navigation, satellite communication, cubesat and deployable antennas.
    Some applications of this technology are ITAR restricted.

    For more information about FLPA, please contact us at InnovativeTechnologies@paneratech.com

     

PaneraTech, Inc., was Selected for an STTR Phase I by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research for Conformal, Light-Weight & Load-Bearing Antennas Based on Conductive Textile Threads

January 12th, 2012

Falls Church, VA – U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected PaneraTech for an STTR Phase I to develop conformal load-bearing antennas based on conductive textile threads. The proposed technology is building upon the patent pending technology developed by PaneraTech CEO & CTO Dr. Bayram and his team while he was at The Ohio State University. This technology is envisioned to create transformational changes in the load-bearing and conformal antennas for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). “Our technology employs antenna structures woven into the UAV skin to utilize the all real estate available on UAVs to enable low frequency communications. PaneraTech is extremely excited to work with The Ohio State University to transition this technology to DoD platforms”, PaneraTech CEO & CTO, Dr. Bayram said.

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