POSS Nanochemical Technology for Radiation Hardened/Tolerant Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7227
Agency Tracking Number: B041-036-1414
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-036
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
55 WL Runnels Ind. Dr., Hattiesburg, MS, 39401
DUNS: 147162866
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 joseph Lichtenhan
 President
 (601) 544-3466
 Lichtenhan@hybridplastics.com
Business Contact
 Carl Hagstrom
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (601) 544-3466
Email: 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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