LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR EMI/EMP SHIELDING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,887.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12223
Agency Tracking Number:
12223
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3400 Investment Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Rocky R Arnold
(415) 887-8811
Business Contact:
() -
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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