Nanocomposite Lightning protection
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Ships made from non-metallic materials may be lightweight and demonstrate low signatures, but require special lightning protection. This can be afforded using nanocomposites manufactured from carbon naofibers and durable materials such as Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Monomer (EPDM). This offers excellent electrical conductivity especially for high current pulses, but at the same time can extinguish incident electromagnetic radiation, making it a potentially low observable material.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Ronald L. Jacobsen
APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
141 West Xenia Cedarville, OH 45314
Number of Employees: