POSS Nanochemical Technology for Radiation Hardened/Tolerant Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7227
Award Id:
69586
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-036-1414
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
55 WL Runnels Ind. Dr., Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147162866
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Lichtenhan
President
(601) 544-3466
Lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com
Business Contact:
Carl Hagstrom
Chief Operating Officer
(601) 544-3466
chagstrom@hybridplastics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Hybrid Plastics proposes to develop a low cost, and versatile method for shielding commercial, military, and stacked microelectronics against the deleterious effects of space radiation. The technical approach utilizes metallized nanoscopic polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes as conformal coatings or potting agents. Such coatings would permit spacecraft designers to use commercial ICs in applications where, previously, only more expensive military-technology radiation hardened chips could be used. Also, POSS coatings may provide a means to shield flexible solar cells against space radiation, a task that conventional cover glass cannot do. Hybrid Plastics also proposes to perform fundamental thermal neutron, X-ray, electron, and proton testing of POSS coatings to determine their shielding effectiveness

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