Vorbeck Materials and Bluewater Defense (a leading manufacturer of protective clothing, uniforms and equipage for the United States Department of Defense) recently exhibited at AUSA 2016 their graphene-enhanced next-gen, high performance wearable antennas for military, tactical and commercial use in apparel and equipment, featuring multiple communication bands including LTE capabilities.
Bluewater and Vorbeck partnered to offer robust, high-gain, low-cost, and discrete conformal printed graphene antennas embedded in military apparel and backpacks. Its reported benefits include:
Increase existing cell phone coverage by up to 200%
Significant improvements of upload and download speeds
Omni-directional coverage through the deployment of an array of antennas
Supports wide frequency range from 800-3000 Mhz
Durable, flexible, washable and non-corrosive — environmentally friendly
Increased battery life by reducing operating power