NEW GASKET CONCEPTS USING CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12222
Amount: $49,805.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3400 Investment Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rocky F Arnold
 (415) 887-8811
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO IDENTIFY LOW COST, CORROSION RESISTANT GASKET CONCEPTS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS WHICH CAN BE USED TO HARDEN THE DOOR SEALS OF A SHELTER AGAINST EMI/EMP THREATS. THE GASKET PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED BY THE ARMY ARE STRINGENT, BUT WITH THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS AND FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SUCH REQUIREMENTS CAN BE MET. THE RESEARCH PROPOSED HEREIN IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF NEW GASKET CONCEPTS AND MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR INITIAL EVALUATION AND SCREENING. SEVERAL GASKET CONCEPTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR FURTHER EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION FOR SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH MIL-STD-907B AND MIL-STD-285 PROCEDURES. BASED UPON THE SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS (-60 DB AT 100 KHZ MAGNETIC IS THE REQUIREMENT) OF THE GASKET CONCEPT AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS, CORROSION RESISTANCE, AND OTHER FACTORS SUCH AS COST, EASE-OF-FABRICATION, RESISTANCE TO OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS (HUMIDITY, TEMPERATURE), AND RESISTANCE TO COMPRESSION SET, SEVERAL CANDIDATE GASKET CONCEPTS WILL BE RECOMMENDED FOR FURTHER STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT DURING ANY PHASE II WORK.

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