Carbon Foam Composite Material Systems for Ship EM Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$599,895.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00024-04-C-4129
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0680
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre, R.R. 1, Box 100B, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
101582922
Principal Investigator
 Randy Handley
 Carbon Foam Manufacturing
 (304) 547-5800
 rah@trl.com
Business Contact
 Brian Joseph
Title: President
Phone: (304) 547-5800
Email: 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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