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The Role of Nanostrands in Creating Lightweight Conformal Electromagnetic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78853
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-106-2546
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Conductive Composites Company
357 West 910 South Heber City, UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: The Role of Nanostrands in Creating Lightweight Conformal Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5046
Award Amount: $99,068.00
 

Abstract:

Nickel nanostrands have previously demonstrated their ability to create unsurpassed levels of broadband electromagnetic shielding in a wide range of polymers, being superior in both the level of protection (in dB) and in frequency response range when compared to many other competing technologies, including wire meshes and metal or metal coated powders and fibers. This increase in protection is due to the nanostrand's unique combination of sub-micron diameter, high aspect ratio, high degree of 3-D interconnectivity and branching and the electrical conductive and paramagnetic properties of nickel. These properties result in the achievement of exceptionally high shielding levels at very low loadings, resulting in a lightweight shielding material. While much of the previous work has centered on the use of thermoset and thermoplastic polymers, the objectives of this proposal will be to demonstrate the ability of nanostrands to create lightweight conformal EMI shielding materials, primarily elastomeric, which can be applied by a wide variety of techniques, such as spraying, extruding, dipping or brushing. If successful, the effort will result in the ability to tailor EMI protection to virtually any protection level, polymer or complex geometry.

Principal Investigator:

George Hansen
President
4356543683
gchansen@xmission.com

Business Contact:

George Hansen
President
4356543683
gchansen@xmission.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES CO.
P.O. Box 356 Midway, UT 84049

EIN/Tax ID: 870534680
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No