Improved Data&Power Transmission: Conductor&Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,773.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-11-M-2151
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-204-2706
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-204
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
General Nano LLC
3040 Fairfield Ave., Cincinnati, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807107706
Principal Investigator:
Lucy Li
Research Engineer
(513) 607-5802
lucy.ge.li@generalnanollc.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Sprengard
President and CEO
(513) 309-5947
joe.sprengard@generalnanollc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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