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Lightweight Graphene Wire Production

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-M-2474
Agency Tracking Number: F141-062-1929
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-062
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-04
Small Business Information
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102
Piscataway, NJ 08854-
United States
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gary Tompa
 (732) 302-9274
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: President
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: In order to lower the weight in aircraft that is associated with wiring; there are few choices: (i) superconducting wires could be used; but would seem effective only for high currents; (ii) new materials could be developed using exotic electronic principles, which have strong merit; or (iii) known materials can be used in clever ways. We herein propose to develop the latter use materials that are clearly known to produce a conductivity/mass well greater than Cu or Al, operate cooler, and also allow the merging of conducting wire with fiber optics ultimately through relatively simple mechanical spooling. We will specifically target current wires through to 20Amps and that meet military specifications performance parameters. In Phase I SMI will demonstrate proof of concept, refine scaling approach, and deliver material samples made. Phase II will address fabrication of scaled wires. Phase III will address product production. The result will be superior current/mass ratio for USA military and commercial needs. BENEFIT: Lowering the weight on aircraft increases their maneuverability, their range, and or their delivery capacity. Reducing component dimensions allows for craft size reduction or more diversified payloads. The benefit will be the opportunity to build and operate aircraft superior to heavier aircraft

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