Carbon Nanotube Windshield Heater

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0791
Agency Tracking Number: N182-103-0195
Amount: $124,934.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-103
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-21
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Swanwick
 (603) 643-3800
 mxs@creare.com
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Creare is proposing to develop a heater utilizing carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that will have high temperature uniformity and high optical transmission with low glare. By creating a variable effective sheet resistance across the windshield, we will be able to produce a robust design that can be flexed and easily scaled up to a production environment. In Phase I, we will fabricate and test a coupon sized CNT heater. We will work with our CNT manufacturing partner to develop materials with improved optical transparency and reduced sheet resistance. During the Option phase, we will begin the transition from flat coupons to curved substrates. During Phase II, we plan to continue the transition to complex surfaces and produce scaled heater laminates that represent the overall size and shape of the V-22 windshield.

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