Cabling Architecture and Mechanisms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-11-C-7265
Agency Tracking Number: B083-001-0228
Amount: $749,703.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA08-001
Solitcitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
NanoTechLabs Inc.
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, 27055
Duns: 041336913
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jessica Ravine
 DIVISION PRESIDENT
 (937) 297-9518
 jravine@nanotechlabs.com
Business Contact
 RICHARD CZERW
Title: CEO
Phone: (336) 403-7762
Email: czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this Phase II program is to develop missile cable shielding incorporating carbon nanotube membrane (buckypaper). Current metal shielding imposes a severe weight penalty, and the shielded cables are rigid and difficult to route. Therefore, it is critical to develop non-metallic cable shielding to provide protection from electromagnetic fields at reduced weight and with increased cable flexibility. In the Phase I program, NTL demonstrated the technical feasibility of incorporating carbon nanomembrane into flex cabling architectures and validated electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness comparable to aluminum. In Phase II, NTL will optimize the buckypaper formulation for improved low frequency response, enhanced handleability and cost effectiveness; enhance connector compatibility; develop buckypaper-shielded cable build techniques for selected products; perform operational-representative testing and assess the scale-up feasibility and insertion potential of developed technologies.

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