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Carbon Nanofibers, Testing, and Fabrication

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86602
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-045-0839
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Carbon Nanofibers, Testing, and Fabrication
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5024
Award Amount: $99,914.00
 

Abstract:

Carbon Nanotubes have great potential of adding strength in composite materials. In order for carbon nanotubes to be used in prepregging, fibers with diameters in the 7-10 micron range are needed. The carbon nanotubes need to be bundled and twisted to form appropriate size fiber tows. Current technology does not allow carbon nanotubes to be spun at a high enough rate to effectively produce enough tows for large scale projects. Sigma-K Corporation recently demonstrated the concept and will develop a high speed spinning system to spin the carbon nanotubes into yarns with tow size diameters. Our system will allow carbon nanotubes to be used in composites that are needed in high strength applications such as armor and air frames.

Principal Investigator:

P. D. Kirven
Chief Investogator
9195968487
dkirven@sigma-k.com

Business Contact:

Saundrs Kirven
President
9195968487
skirven@sigma-k.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIGMA-K CORP.
511 Clayton Road Durham, NC 27703

EIN/Tax ID: 562205338
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No