Improved Data&Power Transmission: Conductor&Shielding

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-2151
Agency Tracking Number: F103-204-2706
Amount: $99,773.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-204
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
3040 Fairfield Ave., Cincinnati, OH, -
DUNS: 807107706
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lucy Li
 Research Engineer
 (513) 607-5802
Business Contact
 Joseph Sprengard
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (513) 309-5947
Research Institution
Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology has become a promising replacement for traditional copper, aluminum, and metallic based EMI shielding in power and data transmission cables. CNT materials offer the potential for significant weight reduction and improved mechanical performance. The proposed work plan encompasses a team that spans the entire cable and nanomaterial supply chain. Each team member will apply their individual core competencies to address the stated objective, which is to determine which type of cable(s) will be able to benefit from integrating nanomaterials. Specifically, the team will 1) integrate its proprietary CNT threads, ribbons, yarns and other derivative materials; 2) perform analysis and modeling, and 3) a technical and commercial feasibility assessment. BENEFIT: It is anticipated that the work performed in the proposed technical plan will result in identifying cables (e.g. data and/or power) that will benefit from replacing bulky metal-based EMI shielding with General Nano proprietary Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology. By replacing incumbent metal-based materials with nanomaterials, significant weight reduction and improved mechanical performance will be achieved. Weight reduction yields major cost savings and improved mechanical performance yields improved form factor capabilities and durabilities.

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