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Carbon Foam Composites for EMI-Shielded Shelters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73255
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-270-2023
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 Composites for EMI-Shielded Shelters
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-05-P-0994
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Touchstone Research Laboratory proposes to investigate use of a CFOAM core in a sandwich panel configuration for an all-composite, low-cost, lightweight, EMI-shielded Rigid Wall Relocatable Structure (RWRS). Carbon foam offers excellent EMI shielding properties due to its high electrical conductivity. An all-composite shelter would eliminate metallic components that are susceptible to environmental and chemical corrosion and their associated maintenance burden, while requiring fewer air-lift resources for transporting and having improved operational characteristics compared to similar metal/composite structures. The Phase I effort will develop a carbon foam composite panel for use in a sandwich panel for application in rigid wall shelters that will meet all critical requirements, develop a requirements test plan and engineer the processes and materials needed to manufacture a shelter to ensure low cost. Phase II will focus on designing, building, and testing a prototype demonstration of a carbon foam composite Rigid Wall Relocatable Structure.

Principal Investigator:

Jesse M. Blacker
Research Engineer
3045475800
jmb@trl.com

Business Contact:

Brian E. Joseph
President, COO
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