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Carbon Foam Composite Material Systems for Ship EM Shielding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59690
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0680
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
The Millennium Centre, 1142 Middle Creek Road Triadelphia, WV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Carbon Foam Composite Material Systems for Ship EM Shielding
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-04-C-4129
Award Amount: $599,895.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy's new ship classes, CV(N) and DD(X), require low Radar Cross Section (RCS) composite structures that provide: corrosion resistance; excellent (>60dB) EM shielding effectiveness in the 100kHz to 20Ghz frequency range; fulfillment of Navyrequirements of Fire, Toxicity, and Smoke (FST); and integration into ship's composite and steel structures. Touchstone's Phase II effort will develop and test design techniques established in Phase I, including a demonstration of shielding effectivenessin the 100 kHz to 20 GHz range, RCS, resistance to corrosion when subjected to severe marine environment, and the ability to assist in achieving a low radar cross section.Touchstone's coal-based carbon foam material, CFOAM , can be tailored to be a high-performance absorber and perfect electrical conductor (PEC) of wide-band frequency and wide-angle incidence for electromagnetic shielding structures. CFOAM is produced bythe thermal decomposition (

Principal Investigator:

Randy Handley
Carbon Foam Manufacturing
3045475800
rah@trl.com

Business Contact:

Brian Joseph
President
3045475800
bej@trl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre, R.R. 1, Box 100B Triadelphia, WV 26059

EIN/Tax ID: 550640717
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No