LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR EMI/EMP SHIELDING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,887.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
12223
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anamet Labs Inc
3400 Investment Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Rocky R Arnold
 (415) 887-8811
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO IDENTIFY A LOW COST, LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPOSITE MATERIAL WHICH CAN BE USED TO HARDEN A SHELTER AGAINST EMI/EMP THREATS. THE WEIGHT REDUCTION GOAL OF 80% OF EXISTING 30 MIL ALUMINUM SHEET IS AMBITIOUS, BUT WITH THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS AND FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SUCH A GOAL IS ATTAINABLE. THE RESEARCH PROPOSED HEREIN IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF NEW MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR INITIAL EVALUATION AND SCREENING. SEVERAL MATERIALS WILL BE SELECTED FOR FURTHER EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION FOR SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH MIL-STD-907B AND MIL-STD-285. BASED UPON THE MATERIALS' SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS (-60 DB IS THE REQUIREMENT), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, AND OTHER FACTORS SUCH AS COST, EASE-OFFABRICATION, AND RESISTANCE TO OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS (HUMIDITY, TEMPERATURE0, ONE OF THE CANDIDATE MATERIALS WILL BE RECOMMENDED FOR FURTHER STUDY AND DEVELOPMENT DURING ANY PHASE II WORK.

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