Plasmonic nanowire solar shades

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