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Electron emitting graphene based composite coating for spacecraft charging mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0573
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-011-0122
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T011
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-30
Small Business Information
315 Huls Drive
Englewood, OH 45315
United States
DUNS: 793274747
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Danny Liu
 Principal Scientist
 (937) 836-7749
Business Contact
 E. Jennings Taylor
Phone: (937) 836-7749
Research Institution
 Utah State University
 Katie Dana Katie Dana
1415 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
United States

 (435) 797-1226
 Nonprofit College or University

Faraday and Utah State University propose to demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing electrophoretic deposition to develop graphene features with controlled functional properties in order to address the DoD need for a spacecraft charging mitigation. Implementation of such materials in DoD mission areas is anticipated to lower costs, improve sustainability, and increase readiness. The proposed Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of applying graphene based composite features, and elucidate the advantages in terms of autonomous electron emission and modeling of a test approach to demonstrate its effectiveness in plasma environment. The Phase I effort will focus on developing range of graphene features with different structural composition to tune its work function, characterization of the functional properties of the materials, and development of a preliminary technology transition plan. The Phase II effort will build upon this effort to further optimize the functional properties, and validate the process on a full-scale and perform a system-level validation test.

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