Cabling Architecture and Mechanisms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,703.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-11-C-7265
Award Id:
91489
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-001-0228
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-001
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, 27055
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041336913
Principal Investigator:
JESSICARAVINE
DIVISION PRESIDENT
(937) 297-9518
jravine@nanotechlabs.com
Business Contact:
RICHARDCZERW
CEO
(336) 403-7762
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Research Institute:
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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