Nanofiber-Enhanced Polymers for EMI Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,879.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-5050
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-106-0094
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-106
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
APPLIED SCIENCES, INC.
141 W. Xenia Ave., PO Box 579, Cedarville, OH, 45314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
173666215
Principal Investigator:
Michael Matuszewski
Research Scientist
(937) 766-2020
matuszewski@apsci.com
Business Contact:
Max Lake
President
(937) 766-2020
mllake@apsci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The current state-of-the-art for providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding is to use a polymer coating that has been loaded with up to 87% silver or another metal filler. This approach is both expensive and heavy. Under this Phase I SBIR program, Applied Sciences, Inc., will incorporate regular and metal-coated carbon nanofibers (CNF) into an appropriate polymer matrix to produce a spray-on coating that will meet or exceed the required EMI shielding requirement of 5 dB/mil. The end result of this research will be a new multi-functional coating material that will not only provide exceptional EMI protection, but will also increase thermal conductivity and provide lightning strike protection (LSP).

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