Minnesota Wire & Cable CO.

1835 Energy Park Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55108
http://mnwire.com
210 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 16
Total Value of Awards $5.52MM
First Award Date 03/23/04
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/15

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Milbert Mr. Randy L. Milbert 2 Message
Jensen Mr. Jim Jensen 1 Message
Kukowski Mr. Tom Kukowski 13 Message
Ashenbrener Tom Ashenbrener 0 Message

16 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-130
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

ABSTRACT:Minnesota Wire proposes to research and develop lightweight aerospace electrical conductors for electrical cables utilizing CNT, conductive metal coatings, and with applicable processes for chemically and mechanically fabricating these components. Substitution of legacy metals with these composite conductors will reduce weight and possi...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF112-093
Budget: 12/06/13 - 03/10/16

ABSTRACT: An ability to reduce the weight of cables has the potential to provide significant cost savings, reduce maintenance and improve reliability of satellites. The costs of developing and producing satellites are linearly proportional with the satellite s weight, with each kilogram costing around $1 million when delivery-to-space costs are ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N112-097
Budget: 09/16/13 - 09/20/15

The Department of Defense is continually looking for opportunities to reduce the weight of fixed-wing aviation assets. Reduced weight translates to a number of significant economic and operational benefits. One area of significant opportunity for increased weight savings is wiring, which is based on metal conductors typically copper which is a h...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF103-204
Budget: 03/23/12 - 03/31/14

ABSTRACT: Carbon nanotubes form conductive composites at such low loading ratios and thus could be a key component in EMI shielding and conductors for lightweight aircraft wiring. Compared to conventional metal-based materials, electrically conducting polymer composites has attracted interest due to their light weight, resistance to corrosion, f...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF112-093
Budget: 02/10/12 - 02/11/13

ABSTRACT: The military have been challenged to find ways of effectively shielding sensitive electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference (EMI) without adding a lot of weight to satellites (the more massive they are, the more fuel they need to achieve orbit). Copper wiring comprises one-third of the weight of a 15-ton satellite. Half ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N112-097
Budget: 10/24/11 - 10/24/12

The Department of Defense is continually looking for opportunities to reduce the weight of fixed-wing aviation assets. Reduced weight translates to a number of significant economic and operational benefits. One area of significant opportunity for increased weight savings is wiring, which is based on metal conductors typically copper which is a h...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF103-204
Budget: 01/19/11 - 10/25/11

Carbon nanotubes form conductive composites at such low loading ratios and thus could be a key component in EMI shielding and conductors for lightweight aircraft wiring. Compared to conventional metal-based materials, electrically conducting polymer composites has attracted interest due to their light weight, resistance to corrosion, flexibility...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A10-122
Budget: 10/19/10 - 04/22/11

Wiring and connectors are particularly vulnerable to electromagnetic interference. This is in part due to the harnesses that place both power and signal wiring in close proximity. For many applications, the solution to such a problem might be increasing the amount of shielding on the wires. However, for aviation platforms solutions that add weig...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-006
Budget: 12/07/09 - 03/30/11

The state of wiring in aging aircraft has been an increasing concern in recent years. Wire deteriorates with age and environmental conditions, particularly inflight vibration, which causes wires chafing. Wire failures can result in aircraft downtime, higher maintenance costs, mission failure, and even an aircraft crash. Composite materials may ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-047
Budget: 09/24/08 - 09/24/10

As a conductive material for EMI shielding, carbon nanotubes hold significant promise. Carbon nanotubes are conductive, nanometerthin fibers that can be many microns in length. They are a mechanically robust material 100 times stronger than high-strength steel and six times lighter. Carbon nanotubes can stretch beyond 20% of their resting length...

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