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

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