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Lightweight EMI Resistant Wiring Solutions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97943
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-122-1755
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-122
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Minnesota Wire & Cable Co.
1835 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN 55108-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Lightweight EMI Resistant Wiring Solutions
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-11-C-0002
Award Amount: $69,957.00
 

Abstract:

Wiring and connectors are particularly vulnerable to electromagnetic interference. This is in part due to the harnesses that place both power and signal wiring in close proximity. For many applications, the solution to such a problem might be increasing the amount of shielding on the wires. However, for aviation platforms solutions that add weight are typically not viable. Because they form conductive composites at such low loading ratios, carbon nanotubes could be a key component in EMI shielding. Compared to conventional metal-based EMI shielding materials, electrically conducting polymer composites has attracted interest due to their light weight, resistance to corrosion, flexibility, and processing advantages. Minnesota Defense proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of creating aircraft wires with high-levels of EMI shielding (without adding weight), through the use of carbon nanotube sheets and yarns.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Kukowski
R&D Manager
6516596763
tkukowski@mnwire.com

Business Contact:

Tom Ashenbrenner
Manager, Military Applications
6516596760
TAshenbrenner@mnwire.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Minnesota Wire & Cable Co.
1835 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN 55108

EIN/Tax ID: 410985588
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No