Low-Cost EMI-Shielded Composite Shelter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8201-06-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number: F051-270-2412
Amount: $1,050,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-270
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
8821 Washington Church Road, Miamisburg, OH, 45342
DUNS: 802689463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James McDowell
 Program Manager
 (937) 435-2200
Business Contact
 Rob Banerjee
Title: V.P. Business Development
Phone: (937) 435-2200
Email: rbanerjee@webcoreonline.com
Research Institution
The U.S. Air Force has a need to deploy fixed site composite shelters (FSCS) in remote locations to house highly sensitive electronics and communication equipment. Lightweight composite shelters can offer significant benefit due to ease of installation and minimal maintenance. The current composite shelters being deployed have several drawbacks including high cost, inefficient fabrication processes and lack of built-in EMI-shielding capability. WebCore Technologies, Inc., proposes a Phase II SBIR Program with two objectives: 1) Design, develop, manufacture and fully qualify an EMI-shielded FSCS design and 2) Establish technology and business partnerships to bring EMI-shielded TYCOR panel technology to market. WebCore will incorporate the most cost-effective EMI-shielding solutions identified in our Phase I effort for use in the FSCS class of shelters and develop the manufacturing and assembly processes to support their affordable construction. WebCore has already constructed a non-EMI-shielded version of the FSCS and that experience will be critical to the proposed Phase II effort. WebCore will demonstrate that the EMI-shielded FSCS developed under this program meets all the qualification standards for EMI-shielding, structural, transportation and environmental performance. WebCore will work closely with shelter-manufacturing firms, leveraging their manufacturing expertise and produce an EMI-shielded FSCS with improved commercialization potential.

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