Lightweight Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding System for Aircraft Avionics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number: N112-097-0696
Amount: $79,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: N112-097
Solitcitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Nanocomp Technologies Inc.
162 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH, -
Duns: 169169443
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Vechten
 Senior Physical Scientist
 (603) 442-8992
 tvanvechten@nanocomptech.com
Business Contact
 John Dorr
Title: VP, Business Development
Phone: (603) 442-8992
Email: jdorr@nanocomptech.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
A key technology enabler for next generation EMI shielding applications is low loss, lightweight, flexible, conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) tape. The primary goal of this effort is to determine the optimal geometry for a CNT based EMI shield to provide equivalent shielding effectiveness of cable harnesses and other electronics on the V-22 Osprey, while maintaining a maximum weight savings. The approach will include both modeling and experimental data and testing. The modeling of the V-22 will identify key electronic areas of interest, while the experimental data will feed more accurate information into the models to take full advantage of the CNT material"s EMI properties and weight savings. Material development and some testing will be carried out by Nanocomp and the modeling effort along with additional testing will be led by Electromagnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA).

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