Plasmonic nanowire solar shades

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-13-P-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
A122-095-0418
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-095
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive, 3rd Floor, Beltsville, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061997029
Principal Investigator:
Murat Yasar
Principal Investigator
(240) 790-0673
yasarm@technosci.com
Business Contact:
Sandra Selha
Contracts Administrator
(240) 790-0620
selhas@technosci.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Solar shading is a cost-effective solution in expeditionary shelters for reducing fuel consumption for climate control. Current solar shades are known to typically fail by fabric tearing in the degraded material after one year of use. This short service life is dramatically less than that of shelters, supplies, and equipment that the shade is expected to cover. The proposed work is to develop a next generation multifunctional shade material with enhanced durability and other advantageous attributes. The proposed shade material consists of plasmonic nanowires dispersed in a polymer that offers enhanced elastic modulus and strength, and superior solar blockage.

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