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All-Polymer Conductive Gap Filler through Liquid Crystal Templating

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97335
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-116-0980
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-116
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: All-Polymer Conductive Gap Filler through Liquid Crystal Templating
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-10-M-5140
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes the further development of conductive liquid crystalline elastomer materials and to demonstrate improved performance of this system as an enabling technology for conductive gap filler in aircraft outer mold line. CRG has already demonstrated the feasibility of conductive liquid crystalline elastomer in prior work and further research will improve the performance of this material system and capitalize on knowledge obtained in previous DoD effort. The proposed conductive elastomers provide the means to enhance performance and increase service life of conductive gap filler through high elasticity, durability, chemical resistance, and low weight, thereby reducing the need for maintenance, increasing mission readiness, and reducing cost. BENEFIT: Operational Benefits: (1) Enhanced durability and conductivity over conventional filled elastomers (2) Reduced weight of conductive elastomer and reduced operating cost, and (3) Processable into final products by conventional molding and injection. Commercial Applications: (1) Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding for wiring and electronics, (2) Electrostatic dissipation of packaging and structural materials, and (3) Flexible electronics.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Hreha
Research Scientist
9373201877
hrehard@crgrp.com

Business Contact:

Stephen D. VIning
VP Government Programs
9373201877
viningsd@crgrp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No