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Modeling and Development of Conformal Metamaterials for Wideband EMI Shielding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T103-004-0033
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA103-004
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Modeling and Development of Conformal Metamaterials for Wideband EMI Shielding
Agency: DOD
Contract: HDTRA1-12-P-0008
Award Amount: $149,997.00
 

Abstract:

U.S. military communications and weapons systems are reliant on electronics systems that are highly sensitive to external electromagnetic (EM) threats, whether from intentional or environmental sources. In order to protect from these external EM threats, high levels of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding are required. Significant advances in materials technology and manufacturing, however, are enabling conformal coatings with decreased weight and increased performance. Engineering composites, from layered structures to metamaterials, can offer improved insertion loss, bandwidth, performance over incidence angle, and other capabilities such as selective filtering not provided by simple composites. The Luna team proposes to develop a high performance, wideband shielding, mechanically robust, conformal material that can replace current heavy, bulky, or inadequate shielding approaches. The proposed Phase I would include design, modeling, construction, and evaluation of improved EMI shielding materials. Phase II would fabricate prototypes and begin commercial scale-up and validation.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Klein
Principal Investigator
(434) 220-2517
kleinr@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth Gaudin
Sr. Contracts Administrator
(540) 557-5881
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA -

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