Awards

$150K

Lightweight Carbon Nanomaterial Sheetgood for Electromagnetic Shielding in Structural Composites

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-111
Budget: 05/23/12 - 02/23/13
PI: Patick D. Lake

ABSTRACT: Military aerospace assets must be able to survive electromagnetic pulse events including lightning strike, flash x-rays, nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) as well as system-generated electromagnetic pulse (SGEMP) events. Since most systems cannot afford parasitic weight gains, it is critical to provide the shielding in a multi-funct...

$599K

Conductive Thin Polymer Films with Graphitic Nanomaterials

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N101-074
Budget: 11/21/11 - 05/21/13
PI: Patick D. Lake

In the Phase I effort, Applied Sciences, Inc. demonstrated the ability to use high-quality graphitic nanomaterials and scalable processing methods to produce highly uniform, durable, flexible, and isotropic conductive thin films which exhibit higher levels of electrical resistivity uniformity at lower thicknesses than commercially available mate...

$80K

VGCF Cloth for Thin, Flexible Electrodes

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T006
Budget: 08/15/11 - 03/15/12
PI: Mr. David J. Burton

The proliferation of complex electronic devices for use in warfare ranging across handheld electronics, sensors, hybrid vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, and directed energy systems are increasing the demand for battery power needed for mission operations. The dramatic evolution in the inventory and use of these electrically-powered systems h...

$730K

Nano-scale Silicon-Carbon Anodes for High Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-175
Budget: 04/22/11 - 04/22/13
PI: Mr. David J. Burton

Equipment and ordnance in the Defense arsenal, ranging from complex electronic systems for silent watch, sensors, hybrid vehicles, portable soldier systems, and unmanned vehicles, are becoming increasingly reliant on battery power for mission operations. In the Phase I research, Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) demonstrated feasibility of producing ...

$100K

Robust, High Capacity, High Power Lithium Ion Batteries for Space Systems

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-X8.02
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Mr. David J. Burton

Lithium ion battery technology provides the highest energy density of all rechargeable battery technologies available today. However, the majority of the research into this technology is focused on developing lower cost materials for the consumer electronics market, and not on high reliability or long life. As a result, the materials developed...

$99.9K

Multi-functional Nano-Reinforced Self-Healing Polymer Matrix Composites

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-X5.03
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Patick D. Lake

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop self-healing composites using carbon nanofibers in conjunction with encapsulated resin/hardener. Polymer matrix composites offering multiple advantages of lightweight, high strength and stiffness, vibration damping, and corrosion resistance are becoming widely used in aero...

$70K

Rechargeable, High Energy Density, Lithium-Air Batteries

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A10-139
Budget: 12/22/10 - 05/22/11
PI: Mr. David J. Burton

Many defense systems such as silent watch, soldier power, unmanned vehicles, communications equipment, and directed energy weapons require portable power which limits the duration and capability of missions relying upon these systems. The DoD is therefore seeking energy storage devices with higher energy densities to extend mission duration and...

$100K

Conductive Thin Polymer Films with Graphitic Nanomaterials

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N101-074
Budget: 08/16/10 - 02/15/11
PI: Mr. David J. Burton

This SBIR Phase I project will focus on development of conductive polymer films using graphitic nanomaterials. In the proposed effort, ASI will fabricate a new generation of conductive polymer films having targeted and uniform resistivity. The proposed approach is to disperse graphitic nanomaterials into solutions of organic solvent and polyimid...

$120K

Nano-scale Silicon-Carbon Anodes for High Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-175
Budget: 03/17/10 - 03/17/11
PI: Mr. David J. Burton

Equipment and ordnance in the Defense arsenal have become increasingly more sophisticated, ranging from complex electronic systems for surveillance, hybrid vehicles, portable soldier systems, unmanned aerospace and underwater vehicles, to directed energy weapons systems with high pulse power demand. These systems are increasingly more reliant on...

$750K

Silicon-Modified Nanofibers for Advanced Lithium Ion Anodes

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD08-EP2
Budget: 10/29/09 - 01/30/12
PI: Mr. David J. Burton

The Office of Secretary of Defense is seeking advanced materials for electrochemical energy storage devices having a five to ten times improvement in performance over current Li-ion batteries. A candidate material having a theoretical advantage over current graphite anode technology is silicon, with a capacity of 4,200 mAh/g compared to

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