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Lightweight Radiation Shielding Composites for NEM R&E Satellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81088
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80017S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Lightweight Radiation Shielding Composites for NEM R&E Satellites
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84635
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The satellites used to detect and report nuclear activities on earth require the fabrication of novel structural materials that are light and radiation resistant. This project will develop a Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) composite that combines desirable properties ¿ such as thermal robustness, electrical conductivity, and radiation shielding ¿ suitable for use in satellite components such as electromechanical housings and other structural parts. In Phase I, radiation-resistant glass fiber will be synthesized from fly ash, impregnated with electrical conductance enhancers, and combined with a commercial thermoplastic resin, in order to obtain a radiation resistant lightweight structural composite.Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The radiation-shielding composite should be particularly valuable in satellite subsystems, providing performance improvements and component mass reduction

Principal Investigator:

Tirumalai S. Sudarshan
Dr.
7035601371
sudarshan@matmod.com

Business Contact:

Tirumalai S. Sudarshan
Dr.
7035601371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No