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Cabling Architecture and Mechanisms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91489
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-001-0228
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-001
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoTechLabs Inc.
409 W. Maple St. Yadkinville, NC 27055-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Cabling Architecture and Mechanisms
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-11-C-7265
Award Amount: $749,703.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this Phase II program is to develop missile cable shielding incorporating carbon nanotube membrane (buckypaper). Current metal shielding imposes a severe weight penalty, and the shielded cables are rigid and difficult to route. Therefore, it is critical to develop non-metallic cable shielding to provide protection from electromagnetic fields at reduced weight and with increased cable flexibility. In the Phase I program, NTL demonstrated the technical feasibility of incorporating carbon nanomembrane into flex cabling architectures and validated electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness comparable to aluminum. In Phase II, NTL will optimize the buckypaper formulation for improved low frequency response, enhanced handleability and cost effectiveness; enhance connector compatibility; develop buckypaper-shielded cable build techniques for selected products; perform operational-representative testing and assess the scale-up feasibility and insertion potential of developed technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Jessica Ravine
DIVISION PRESIDENT
9372979518
jravine@nanotechlabs.com

Business Contact:

Richard Czerw
CEO
3364037762
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NanoTechLabs Inc.
409 W. Maple St. Yadkinville, NC 27055

EIN/Tax ID: 300324722
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No