Nanocomposite Lightning protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$67,975.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
41351
Agency Tracking Number:
41351
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
141 West Xenia, Cedarville, OH, 45314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ronald L. Jacobsen
(937) 766-2020
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Ships made from non-metallic materials may be lightweight and demonstrate low signatures, but require special lightning protection. This can be afforded using nanocomposites manufactured from carbon naofibers and durable materials such as Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Monomer (EPDM). This offers excellent electrical conductivity especially for high current pulses, but at the same time can extinguish incident electromagnetic radiation, making it a potentially low observable material.

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