Carbon Foam Composite Material Systems for Ship EM Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,895.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-04-C-4129
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0680
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre, R.R. 1, Box 100B, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101582922
Principal Investigator:
Randy Handley
Carbon Foam Manufacturing
(304) 547-5800
rah@trl.com
Business Contact:
Brian Joseph
President
(304) 547-5800
bej@trl.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy's new ship classes, CV(N) and DD(X), require low Radar Cross Section (RCS) composite structures that provide: corrosion resistance; excellent (>60dB) EM shielding effectiveness in the 100kHz to 20Ghz frequency range; fulfillment of Navyrequirements of Fire, Toxicity, and Smoke (FST); and integration into ship's composite and steel structures. Touchstone's Phase II effort will develop and test design techniques established in Phase I, including a demonstration of shielding effectivenessin the 100 kHz to 20 GHz range, RCS, resistance to corrosion when subjected to severe marine environment, and the ability to assist in achieving a low radar cross section.Touchstone's coal-based carbon foam material, CFOAM , can be tailored to be a high-performance absorber and perfect electrical conductor (PEC) of wide-band frequency and wide-angle incidence for electromagnetic shielding structures. CFOAM is produced bythe thermal decomposition (

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