Innovative Approach for High Strength, High Thermal Conductivity Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-C-5103
Agency Tracking Number: F093-130-0649
Amount: $749,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-130
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Performance Polymer Solutions Inc.
2711 Lance Drive, Moraine, OH, -
DUNS: 119128051
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Curliss
 (937) 298-3713
Business Contact
 Jason Lincoln
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (937) 298-3713
Research Institution
The proposed Phase II innovation for a pitch fiber composite will make it possible to achieve the stated mechanical and thermal performance goals of the solicitation: 1) comparable mechanical performance to a state-of-the-art toughened epoxy/PAN carbon fiber composite; and 2) transverse thermal conductivity greater than 20 W/mK with an objective of 50 W/mK. The material technology developed under this project will be generally applicable to a broader range of fiber reinforced composite materials and represents a new class of hybrid engineering materials with great commercial potential. BENEFIT: The materials technology developed in this proposed Phase II SBIR project will provide revolutionary thermal and thermal-structural performance for Air Force systems, including space satellites, missiles, and air vehicles. The materials technology will also have great impact across a wide range of industries where high thermal performance, lightweight, and mechanical integrity are design requirements.

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