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Conductive Resin Systems for Aircraft Composite Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57577
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-2650
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Conductive Resin Systems for Aircraft Composite Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-C-5012
Award Amount: $749,981.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II SBIR program seeks to create nanofiber reinforced polymer composites with superior properties for use in aircraft applications. Property targets include electrical conductivity of 25 S/cm and thermal conductivity of 50 W/m-K, withoutdegradation in mechanical properties. Materials to be used include low cost carbon nanofibers, metal-coated carbon nanofibers, and a variety of thermoset and thermoplastic matrices. In Phase I research, innovative dispersion techniques, low shear meltprocessing, and in situ polymerization techniques demonstrated feasibility for maximizing nanofiber aspect ratio in composites of both thermoplastic and thermoset resins. In the Phase II effort, these methods will be optimized, and composite articles willbe generated for test and evaluation. Promising materials will be delivered to the Air Force for evaluation, and pursued for scale up of production methods. Materials produced under the program will find application in structural materials (eitherdirectly, or as an enhanced matrix material for use in combination with other fiber reinforced composite technologies) for airframes with dual functionality, such as EMI suppression and lightning strike mitigation. Some materials may also be appropriatefor electronic packaging and thermal management applications.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald L. Jacobsen
Director of Research & De
9377662020
rljacobsen@apsci.com

Business Contact:

Max L. Lake
President
9377662020
mllake@apsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED SCIENCES, INC.
141 W. Xenia Ave., PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314

EIN/Tax ID: 311089703
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No