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Dec 08, 2010

Virtual EM's proposal titled "High-Q Tunable Filters and High Efficiency Charge Pumps" submitted in response to NASA SBIR Subtopic O1.03 Game Changing Technologies was selected for award. Click here for a short description of the proposed study. Purdue University will be the subcontractor on the High-Q Tunable Filters effort while Virtual EM will develop the High Efficiency Charge Pumps. Virtual EM routinely collaborates with nation's premier educational institutions for exploring basic science elements of the technologies it pursues.

Sep 16, 2010

Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, chaired the 2010 IEEE Great Lakes Technology Symposium held in Ann Arbor, MI at the University of Michigan campus on Sep 16-17, 2010. The symposium was headlined by Dr. Robin Staffin, Director for Basic Science, U.S. Department of Defense and was attended by 139 academicians, small tech, tech transfer offices, business incubators and investors from major mid-west campuses. The event will be repeated on Sep 20-21, 2011 again in Ann Arbor, MI and headlined by Hon. Zachary J. Lemnios, Director, Defense Research & Engineering (DDR&E), U.S. Department of Defense. Check the event website for updates.

Jun 14, 2010

Virtual EM was awarded a 6 month subcontract by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH), as part of an Air Force SBIR Phase I project, to carry out a feasibility study of micro cloud sensor for assessing weather conditions.

Feb 25, 2010

Virtual EM was awarded a 2-year subcontract by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH), as part of an Army SBIR Phase II project, to develop the electronics for an "airborne sensor" for monitoring contaminants in air.

Jan 29, 2010

Virtual EM was awarded a NASA Phase I SBIR contract for developing RFID sensors for monitoring health of astronauts for future space missions. Georgia Institute of Technology will serve as subcontractor developing sensor front-ends to collect biometric data.

Nov 23, 2009

Virtual EM was selected for a NASA Phase I SBIR award to develop RFID-based sensing and navigation system for future space missions. Georgia Institute of Technology will be the subcontractor providing support on RFID electronics and manufacturing technology. The work is expected to start in January 2010.

Sept 18, 2009

The Army Phase I SBIR work led by UES, Inc., on which Virtual EM was the subcontractor, was selected for a two-year Phase II award. The Phase II work will commence in January 2010 and Virtual EM will develop the instrumentation and wireless sections of the prototype sensor.

June 15, 2009

Virtual EM was awarded a Phase II STTR contract by NASA (Houston, TX) for developing multi-beam adaptive wearable antennas for astronauts to be used in future space missions. Purdue University and Monarch Antenna, Inc. are the subcontractors providing support on RF MEMS switches and self-structuring antenna (SSA) technology, respectively.

Apr 29, 2009

Virtual EM was awarded a Navy Phase I SBIR contract for developing hardware acceleration methods for speeding up computational electromagnetics software.

Apr 16, 2009

Virtual EM was selected for Phase II STTR award by NASA (Houston, TX) for developing multi-beam adaptive wearable antennas for astronauts to be used in 2014 missions to Moon. Proposal summary can be accessed at: sbir.gsfc.nasa. Purdue University and Monarch Antenna, Inc. are the subcontractors providing support on RF MEMS switches and self-structuring antenna (SSA) technology, respectively.

Apr 1, 2009

Virtual EM was awarded a subcontract by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH) to develop the electronics for an "airborne sensor" for monitoring content and movement of explosion plumes.

Mar 30, 2009

Virtual EM was awarded a subcontract by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH) to develop the electronics for a "nanosensor cartridge" for detection of bioagents.

Jan 15, 2009

Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, will be presenting a paper titled "Meanderline Antenna for RFID-Chemical Sensor Applications," at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Charlston, SC, June 1-5, 2009. http://www.apsursi2009.org/.

Nov 14, 2008

Virtual EM was awarded a SBIR Phase I contract by NSF for developing a cell-based wireless sensor for detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The sensor is an "electronic nose" sniffing explosives and warning the operator (equipped with a hand-held device) at a 100 meter distance. University of Maryland is developing the sensor front-end, which relies on olfactory neuron cells. The sensor will be integrated with Virtual EM's ZigBee technology for stand off detection.

Apr 09, 2008

Virtual EM was awarded a 2-year subcontract by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH) to develop the wireless RFID and ZigBee hardware for stand-off detection of bioagents.

Feb 06, 2008

Virtual EM was awarded a STTR Phase I contract by NASA for developing wearable antennas for astronauts. Purdue University is the research institution on this STTR providing RF MEMS switch technology and Monarch Antenna, Inc. (a Delphi Corporation spin out) is contributing design expertise on the self-structuring antenna (SSA) technology.

Sep 21, 2007

Virtual EM was awarded an STTR Phase I contract by U.S. Air Force for developing an RFID sensor for detection of Biological Warfare Agents (BWAs). The sensor will utilize aptamers designed to detect specific agents such as anthrax or small pox. University of Michigan is developing the sensor front-end, which will be integrated with Virtual EM's RFID technology for stand off detection. Boeing Corporation will provide the oversight of the technology development and support for Phase II proposal preparation.

Mar 01, 2007

Virtual EM was awarded a SBIR Phase I contract by U.S. Missile Defense Agency for developing Support Vector Machines (SVM)-based space-time adaptive processing (STAP) algorithms for identifying and isolating decoys from actual targets in likely missile attack scenarios. University of New Mexico is developing the STAP algorithms while Virtual EM is providing full-wave modeling of attack scenarios for training the SVMs.

Feb 10, 2007

Beta 0.7 update of VirAntenn software is available to interested parties for testing and evaluation subject to ITAR restrictions. VirAntenn offers a fully-functional 3D GUI for geometry capture and simulation for modeling complex 3D antennas, large finite array of such antennas and the prediction of the antenna pattern when mounted on an aircraft, ship or ground vehicle.

Nov 20, 2006

Virtual EM was awarded a contract by REMEC Defense & Systems (San Diego, CA) to develop a Phased Array Design and Simulation software based on the existing VirAntenn software. The software will be able to model sub-arrays, digital Time Delay Units (TDUs) and Phase Shifters as well as to predict the effect of manufacturing tolerances (via a statistical model) on the performance of the array.

Aug 03, 2006

Virtual EM pitched VirAntenn software to U.S. Navy's PMA 263 for adoption of VirAntenn for modeling of UAV communication hardware.

Jun 05, 2006

Virtual EM exhibited VirAntenn software at the Navy Forum in Washington, DC. Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, presented the technology behind VirAntenn software to attendees, which included major defense prime contractors.

May 17, 2006

In a follow-up to the ATRB presentation by Virtual EM, U.S. Navy's PMA 263 registered "Endorse" vote while PMAs 201 and 265 voted "Interest" on Virtual EM's technology (regarding the VirAntenn software). Virtual EM will be engaging PMA 263 in the coming votes for in depth discussion on adoption of VirAntenn for modeling of UAV communication hardware.

Apr 04, 2006

Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, presented the technology behind VirAntenn software at the U.S. Navy's Advanced Technology Review Board (ATRB) meeting in Patuxent River, MD, on April 24, 2006.

Oct 18, 2005

Beta 0.4 version of VirAntenn software has been released and is available to interested parties for testing and evaluation subject to ITAR restrictions. The software was funded by U.S. Navy under a SBIR Phase II contract and Beta version is the Phase II deliverable to the government. VirAntenn offers a fully-functional 3D GUI for geometry capture and simulation for modeling complex 3D antennas, large finite array of such antennas and the prediction of the antenna pattern when mounted on an aircraft, ship or ground vehicle. Software is equipped with the advanced full-wave and asymptotic modeling engines provided by the Ohio State University and Applied EM, Inc., respectively.

Jul 22, 2005

Virtual EM was recently awarded an STTR Phase I contract by U.S. Navy for developing space-time adaptive processing (STAP) algorithms for detecting maritime targets in littoral waters. University of New Mexico is developing the STAP algorithms while Virtual EM is providing full-wave modeling of targets for evaluation of the algorithms.

Jan 15, 2005

Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, will be presenting a paper titled "Training of Adaptive Antennas Using Simulated Data" at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Washington, DC, July 3-8, 2005.

Jan 15, 2005

Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, will be presenting a paper titled "A Conservation of Energy-Based Approach to Mesh Truncation Using Artificial Absorbers" at the USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Washington, DC, July 3-8, 2005.

Nov 15, 2004

Alpha 0.3 version of VirAntenn software has been released to U.S. Navy for testing and evaluation. Beta version is expected to be released early 2006. The software is being funded by U.S. Navy under a SBIR Phase II contract and Alpha release is the YEAR 1 deliverable.

Sep 24, 2003

Virtual EM was awarded a SBIR Phase II contract by U.S. Navy for developing an antenna design and optimization software. Ohio State University and Applied EM, Inc. are the subcontractors for developing the advanced full-wave and asymptotic engines, respectively.

Oct 16, 2002

Virtual EM was awarded a SBIR Phase I contract by DARPA for developing modeling software for predicting RF link budgets in urban areas.

Sep 23, 2002

Virtual EM was awarded a SBIR Phase I contract by U.S. Navy for developing an antenna design and optimization software. Ohio State University is the subcontractor for developing the advanced full-wave engine.

Aug 2, 2002

Virtual EM Inc. commenced operations as a C Corporation incorporated in the State of Michigan.

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