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Carbon Foam for CREST Combat

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73564
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-080-2291
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Carbon Foam for CREST Combat
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0023
Award Amount: $69,961.00
 

Abstract:

The Army has a need to identify, develop, test, and validate an electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression technology and associated implementation processes that, when applied to U.S. Army combat helicopter avionics equipment modifications or upgrades, eliminate or drastically reduce the need to re-conduct electromagnetic/electronic environmental effects (E3) testing. This effort will identify and develop EMI performance and cost enhancements through the analysis, design, and demonstrations of an advanced EMI material. EMI, structural and thermal management properties will be evaluated and presented for the highest payoff, near-term insertion of advanced EMI technologies into desired system requirements of the Army. Touchstone Research Laboratory has a carbon foam material called "CFOAMr", which is inexpensive, lightweight, easily machined, and fire- and corrosion-resistant. Once carbonized to greater than 1000C, CFOAM is a natural EMI shield, capable of 60dB effectiveness in the 20M Hz to 18G Hz frequency range and can provide structures or enclosures for a broad application of avionics EMI suppression systems.

Principal Investigator:

Randy Handley
Program Manager
3045475800
rah@trl.com

Business Contact:

Brian E. 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