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January 29, 2014

U.S. Navy has awarded Virtual EM an 18-month STTR Phase II contract for an HF/VHF conformal reconfigurable antenna for UAVs. Contract includes a 9-month Option 1 and another 18-month Option 2, which depend on the performance on the preceding phases. Michigan State University, AAI Corporation and MesoScribe Technologies, Inc will be the subcontractors on the effort.

June 7, 2013

MDA has awarded Virtual EM a 2-year SBIR Phase II contract to develop CEM software for computing RCS of targets using hardware acceleration. Virtual EM's VirAntenn software will be the base for the final deliverable and will be optimized on multi-core CPUs, GPUs and other HPC platforms such as clusters. Software has already been validated against government supplied test data.

May 15, 2013

U.S. Navy has awarded Virtual EM a six-month SBIR Phase I contract based on its proposal titled "Hardware Accelerated CAD software for Accurate Prediction of Co-site Interference" submitted to the Topic N131-008. Ohio State University will be the subcontractor on the algorithmic improvements and Virtual EM will focus on optimization of the engine on GPU platforms.

March 11, 2013

Virtual EM completed development of a 802.15.4 mesh network system for sensing and monitoring applications. The system is scalable and supports standard sensor interfaces.

Feb 21, 2013

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has selected Virtual EM's SBIR Phase II proposal entitled "A Scalable Full-Wave Method for Accurate Assessment of Target Signatures Using Fast Algorithms and Hardware Acceleration" for negotiation, which may lead to award of a Phase II contract. Virtual EM will develop a software for predicting RCS of reentry test vehicles, which is optimized to run on multi-core CPU and GPU platforms.

Feb 14, 2013

Virtual EM was invited to submit a Phase II proposal following successful execution of its STTR Phase I project (Topic No. N12A-T015) entitled "Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling".

Jan 17, 2013

Virtual EM was awarded a six month SBIR Phase I contract by MDA based on its proposal (Topic No. MDA12-010) entitled "Antenna Design in the Plasma Environment Using Coupled CEM and CFD Modeling". The Phase I project will involve integration of a CFD engine into Virtual EM's VirAntenn software while ElectroDynamics Applications (Ann Arbor, MI) provides the plasma expertise.

Nov 07, 2012

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has selected Virtual EM's SBIR Phase I proposal (Topic No. MDA12-010) entitled "Antenna Design in the Plasma Environment Using Coupled CEM and CFD Modeling" for negotiation, which may lead to award of a Phase I contract. The Phase I project will involve integration of a CFD engine into Virtual EM's VirAntenn software while ElectroDynamics Applications (Ann Arbor, MI) provides the plasma expertise.

Oct 12, 2012

Virtual EM was invited to submit a Phase II proposal following successful execusion of its SBIR Phase I project titled "A Scalable Full-Wave Method for Accurate Assessment of Target Signatures Using Fast Algorithms and Hardware Acceleration" (Topic MDA11-039) by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The work involved development of a scalable EM modeling software for predicting radar returns from typical targets identified by the MDA. A critical aspect of the work is to accelerate computations using multi-core CPUs and GPUs. The Ohio State University was the subcontractor on the Phase I project focusing on fast algorithms and will remain part of the Phase II effort.

Sep 05, 2012

Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, gave an invited talk at the Technical University of Munich (Munich, Germany) on September 5, 2012. Dr. Ozdemir's talk was titled "Disruptive Technology Development in the areas of Wireless Sensors, Smart Antennas and Computational Electromagnetics (CEM)" and was attended by faculty and graduate students.

Jun 26, 2012

Virtual EM was awarded a 9-month STTR Phase I contract by U.S. Navy based on its proposal titled "Efficient HF Transmit Antennas Utilizing Platform Coupling" submitted in response to Navy STTR Topic No. N12A-T015 titled "Energy Efficient HF Transmit Antennas". Michigan State University will be the subcontractor on the effort and the team will demonstrate feasibility of developing a conformal antenna on medium-size UAVs for VHF communications.

Feb 1, 2012

Virtual EM was awarded a six month SBIR Phase I contract by MDA based on its proposal titled "A Scalable Full-Wave Method for Accurate Assessment of Target Signatures Using Fast Algorithms and Hardware Acceleration" submitted to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Topic MDA11-039. Ohio State University will be the subcontractor on the engine acceleration side and Virtual EM will focus on optimization of the engines on multi-core platforms as well as integration of the engines with VirAntenn software's GUI.

Nov 22, 2011

Virtual EM's SBIR Phase I proposal entitled "A Scalable Full-Wave Method for Accurate Assessment of Target Signatures Using Fast Algorithms and Hardware Acceleration" submitted to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Topic MDA11-039 was selected for award. The work is expected to begin early 2012 and the proposed work involves development of a scalable EM modeling software for predicting radar returns from typical targets identified by the MDA. A critical aspect of the work is to accelerate computations using multi-core CPUs and GPUs. The Ohio State University will be the subcontractor on the project focusing on fast algorithms. Virtual EM routinely engages nation's premier educational institutions for exploring basic science elements of the technologies it pursues and this joint project is a perfect example of such a collaboration.

Oct 19, 2011

Dr. Tayfun Ozdemir, President of Virtual EM, gave an invited talk at University of Michigan's Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS) on October 19, 2011. Dr. Ozdemir presented details of various distruptive sensor technologies being developed at Virtual EM and how the company is positioning itself to benefit from such technologies. Virtual EM is an associate member of the WIMS center, routinely collaborates with the WIMS faculty and has early access to research results. Click here for the video recording of the presentation. Click here for the WIMS website.

Jul 5, 2011

Virtual EM was awarded a 7-month subcontract by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH), as part of an Army SBIR Phase II Enhancement project, to manufacture and field-test advanced versions of the prototypes being developed under the current Phase II project.

Feb 18, 2011

Virtual EM was awarded a six month SBIR Phase I contract by NASA based on its proposal titled "High-Q Tunable Filters and High Efficiency Charge Pumps" submitted in response to NASA SBIR Subtopic O1.03 Game Changing Technologies. 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.

Feb 15, 2011

Virtual EM was awarded a six month subcontract by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH) as part of a DARPA SBIR Phase I project to conduct feasibility studies as outlined in the joint proposal submitted under the SBIR Topic No. SB102-002, entitled "Handheld Apps for Warfighters". The project involves interfacing the hand-held app developed by UES with Virtual EM's ViLab-W engine for providing real time wireless coverage maps to the warfighter on the field.

Jan 26, 2011

A joint proposal submitted to DARPA under the SBIR Topic No. SB102-002, entitled "Handheld Apps for Warfighters" by UES, Inc. (Dayton, OH) and Virtual EM Inc. was selected for award. The proposed work will involve interfacing the hand-held app developed by UES with Virtual EM's ViLab-W engine for beaming real time signal coverage information to the warfighter on the field. UES, Inc. will be the prime and Virtual EM will serve as the subcontractor on this Phase I SBIR project, which will strengthen the on-going collaboration between the two companies in developing new technologies by providing complementary expertise.

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