Electromagnetic Hardened Composite Enclosures for Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-5041
Agency Tracking Number: F131-110-1171
Amount: $149,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF131-110
Solitcitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
SURVICE Engineering Company
4695 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD, -
Duns: 035414697
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Martha Klein
 Chief E3 Scientist
 (256) 955-2743
 martha.klein@survice.com
Business Contact
 Greg Thompson
Title: VP and Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (410) 273-7722
Email: greg.thompson@survice.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The use of electronic systems within a military aircraft requires shielded enclosures to mitigate radio frequency (RF) interference from external electric equipment. The proposed approach is to reduce the weight of the shielded enclosure while maintaining the shielding effectiveness of this enclosure by using a composite material. This engineering specialty has been successfully demonstrated in the external enclosures of military systems where extreme radio frequency environments are present. The proposed approach leverages decades of experience in this field, providing a proven design methodology to solve applications of lightweight composite materials with effective RF shielding. BENEFIT: The proposed approach has applicability for a wide range of military and industrial applications where electronic systems must function in a RF environment. The proposed approaches can either be retrofitted into existing systems, or implemented into new systems reducing the weight of the overall system.

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