Nanofiber-Enhanced Polymers for EMI Shielding

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5050
Agency Tracking Number: F061-106-0094
Amount: $99,879.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-106
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
141 W. Xenia Ave., PO Box 579, Cedarville, OH, 45314
DUNS: 173666215
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Matuszewski
 Research Scientist
 (937) 766-2020
 matuszewski@apsci.com
Business Contact
 Max Lake
Title: President
Phone: (937) 766-2020
Email: 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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