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SBIR Phase I: Low Dielectric Fiber for High Frequency Circuit Board Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84778
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0712117
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INNEGRITY LLC
2131 Woodruff Rd Suite 2100, #162 Greenville, SC 29607
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Low Dielectric Fiber for High Frequency Circuit Board Applications
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0712117
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will assess the feasibility of using blends of polymers to make high strength, low dielectric fibers to be used as reinforcements with glass fiber in high frequency circuit board substrate materials. The innovation will allow a reduction in the dielectric constant of 42% (from 5.2 to 3.0) and dielectric loss of 80% (from 0.025 to 0.005) in high frequency circuit board substrates when compared to FR-4 circuit board materials. In addition, the density of the board materials will be decreased by 35%, lowering the weight in mobile and transportation applications. While blends of polymer materials are common, those chosen for the proposed research are particularly interesting not only for the proposed application, but also for the technical challenges inherent in the chosen strategy. Specifically, the research proposes to blend miscible polymers, one of which is amorphous and the other semi-crystalline. While the processing temperature ranges overlap, the high shear environment of fiber spinning should provide for interesting science as well as a strong commercial need. If successful, the fibers will provide for a low cost, light weight reinforcement which can provide significant benefit to high frequency circuit board materials in applications ranging from high speed computing to mobile communications.

Principal Investigator:

Brian G. Morin
PhD
8649084763
brian.morin@innegrity.com

Business Contact:

Brian G. Morin
PhD
8649084763
brian.morin@innegrity.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innegrity LLC
2131 Woodruff Rd. Ste 2100-162 Greenville, SC 29607

EIN/Tax ID: 201131454
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No