Highly Deformable Electrically Self-Healing Metal Rubber™ Skins for Morphing UAVs

Period of Performance: 10/29/2008 - 01/29/2011

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nanosonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Array
Pembroke, VA 24136
Principal Investigator

Abstract

NanoSonic has developed Metal Rubber , a highly electrically conductive nanocomposite with tailored surface resistivity (as low as 0.2 /) and EMI shielding up to 70dB that can be repeatedly strained to greater than 1000% while maintaining electromagnetic integrity. Unlike typical dense, brittle nanocomposites that require up to 80 volume % filler; NanoSonic employs an elegant layered processing technique to achieve electrical percolation with