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.