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Novel Approach for Producing Thermally Conductive Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97368
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-130-0651
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-130
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SOMMER MATERIALS RESEARCH, INC.
587 North Main Street North Salt Lake, UT 84054-2101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Approach for Producing Thermally Conductive Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-10-M-5104
Award Amount: $99,938.00
 

Abstract:

Composite materials utilizing graphite fibers can exhibit high axial thermal conductivities. However, thermal conduction perpendicular to the fiber direction in the composite is extremely low due to the acoustical mismatch between the carbon fiber and epoxy. Sommer Materials Research, Inc. proposes to increase phonon transfer through the epoxy/carbon fiber interfaces by modifying the composite material. In Phase I, feasibility of the proposed method will be demonstrated using thermal conductivity measurements. BENEFIT: It is anticipated that the proposed composite modification will produce higher through thickness conductivity, allowing a reduction in weight of radiators, electronic and structural components in satellite and aircraft applications.

Principal Investigator:

Jared L. Sommer
President
8013972000
jsommer@alum.mit.edu

Business Contact:

Jared L. Sommer
President
8013972000
jsommer@alum.mit.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sommer Materials Research, Inc.
587 North Main Street North Salt Lake, UT 84054

EIN/Tax ID: 900119035
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No