Lightweight Electromagnetically Immune Wire and Composite Conduit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-5039
Agency Tracking Number: F131-108-1358
Amount: $149,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-108
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
1321 Research Park Drive, Beavercreek, OH, -
DUNS: 026225354
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chyi-Shan Wang
 (937) 320-4640
Business Contact
 Chyi-Shan Wang
Title: Director
Phone: (937) 320-4640
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: This SBIR Phase I program is to develop and transition a lightweight shielding material technology for wideband electromagnetic shielding and high power microwave hardening of aircraft signal and power cables. Materials Research Institute proposes to use metalized nanometric and micrometric materials as conductive fillers to formulate the lightweight shielding material. Model simulation will be employed to identify and verify the most promising conductive filler and optimize the structure and composition of the shielding material. Prototype shielding materials will be fabricated for shielding effectiveness characterization. Experimental data and simulation results will be reviewed to refine the shielding material with a goal leading to a successful demonstration of the material concept feasibility on 6-ft long shielded cables. BENEFIT: The proposed lightweight shielding material is expected to have advantages over cable shields made of metal wires or metal particulates in weight savings, flexibility, mechanical durability, higher shielding capability, and lower manufacturing cost. It is also expected to have advantages over shielding materials made of carbon nanotubes or carbon nanofibers in lower cost, greater mechanical durability, and higher shielding performance.

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