MEASUREMENT OF STATIC ELECTRICITY IN FABRICS TEST METHODOLOGY AND APPARATUS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$60,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2367
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
I K E Associates Inc.
10815 Maze Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46259
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
B I Rupe
(317) 862-3405
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS IS A PROJECT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEST METHODS TO DETERMINE THE ELECTROSTATIC PROPERTIES OF TEXTILES WHICH CONTAIN A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF CONDUCTIVE FIBERS. THESE FABRICS ARE INTENDED FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF GARMENTS TO BE WORN IN EXPLOSIVE ENVIRONMENTS AND IN OTHER AREAS WHERE THE ACCUMULATION OF STATIC CHARGES MUST BE MINIMIZED. EXISTING COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE TEST EQUIPMENT WILL BE MODIFIED TO FACILITATE THE MEASURMENT OF PERCENTAGES OF E-FIELD SUPPRESSION PROVIDED BY THE CONDUCTIVE FIBERS AS WELL AS THE CHARGE DECAY RATES OF THE RELATIVELY NON-CONDUCTIVE CONTENT OF THE TEXTILES. A NEW TEST FIXTURE WILL BE DEVELOPED TO OPERATE WITH THE ABOVE TEST EQUIPMENT TO CHARACTERIZE THE TRIBOELECTRIC CHARGE GENERATING PROPENSITIES OF THESE SAME TEXTILES. APPROPRIATE TEST METHODS CAN THEN BE GENERATED UTILIZING THE COMPLETE TEST SYSTEM AS A BASIS.

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