High-Strain Conductive Composites for Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Deployable Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,419.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-12-M-0330
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-058-1800
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-058
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Patz Materials and Technologies
4968 Industrial Way, Benicia, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
143221153
Principal Investigator:
Nick Patz
Vice President
(707) 748-7577
Nickpatz@patzmandt.com
Business Contact:
Sarah Sanisi
Manager
(707) 748-7577
SarahSanisi@Patzmandt.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Deployable composite structures have the distinct advantage of minimizing weight and space consumed by satellites during launch. Standard conductive materials for antenna structures cannot function in the required strain levels for the deployable systems. A new material based on CNT sheets combined with novel resin technologies is proposed as a solution. BENEFIT: The resulting system will increase satellite efficiency and decrease the weight and consumed space of the payload.

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