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Development and Fabrication of Highly Conductive High Aspect Ratio Nanoflakes…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87037
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-121-0730
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANODYNAMICS, INC.
901 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203-4203
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Development and Fabrication of Highly Conductive High Aspect Ratio Nanoflakes for Infrared Obscurant Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-09-C-0009
Award Amount: $364,967.00
 

Abstract:

Infrared obscurants are commonly used to screen soldiers and assets from enemy threat. In order to improve this countermeasure, materials superior to currently used brass and graphite flakes are required. Nano-thick metallic flakes have recently been demonstrated to achieve superior performance in terms of mass extinction, which likely will lead to a higher Figure of Merit defined by the US Army. Similar metallic flakes are made at tonnage scales for demanding applications such as electronics. Phase I demonstrated metallic flake species with mass extinction coefficients relative to brass exceeding the target of at least four times that of brass flake. Phase II will demonstrate a process that can be used for commercial scale production, as well as address dissemination issues needed to further enhance the Figure of Merit. NanoDynamics will deliver several samples to the Army for chamber and grenade testing. Teaming will be with Clarkson University, a legacy group in the Obscurants research community; as well as IIMAK, a global leader in the manufacturing and development of printing, imaging, and marking consumable supplies.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew P. Hope
Project Manager
7168801032
ahope@nanodynamics.com

Business Contact:

Keith Blakely
CEO
7168534900
kblakely@nanodynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANODYNAMICS, INC.
901 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203

EIN/Tax ID: 412048510
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No