Robust, Thin Resistive Films

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-10-C-0124
Agency Tracking Number: N101-074-0982
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-074
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Maverick Corporation
11379 Grooms Road, Blue Ash, OH, -
DUNS: 879231587
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Gray
 President
 (513) 469-9919
 rgray@maverickcorp.com
Business Contact
 Eric Collins
Title: Vice-President&CFO
Phone: (513) 469-9919
Email: ecollins@maverickcorp.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Robust, thin resistive films have a wide range of applications on military aircraft including fighters, surveillance platforms, and unmanned systems. A growing number of US Navy applications require an affordable thin resistive film that is very flexible, and also capable of withstanding composite processing and cure conditions. Typical film products used in current applications are expensive, and most are not durable enough to withstand rigorous handling. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) exhibit exceptionally high conductivity and are ideal fillers for use in most composite resin matrix systems. Innovative processes for functionalization of the CNT surface, and for consistent, repeatable dispersions have been developed and are ready for demonstration, testing, and production scale-up. CNT fillers can provide high conductivity even at very low loading levels, while at the same time improving film flexibility, durability, and uniform electrical performance. Maverick can tailor or tune the film electrical properties by formulating and dispersing various nano-loading levels, which will satisfy a broad range of performance requirements. The robust films will be demonstrated on a large scale and will be readily available in a variety of conductivity ranges. This product will meet the customer demand for lower costs and create a distinct market advantage over current systems.

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