SBIR FY22

The JOINT TOPIC: CABLE CHARACTERIZATION & MODELING FOR FABRICATION SBIR for FY22 (Topic 9) is composed of two subtopics:
  1. Enhanced Electrical Conductivity of Metals: This subtopic solicits innovative research and development (R&D) applications for characterization and/or theory, modelling and simulation to improve fabrication of enhanced conductivity materials that are primarily metal. Examples of eligible enhanced conductivity metals can be found in the recent announcement of the Stage 1 Winners of the CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize. (p. 43)
  2. Enhanced Thermal Conductivity of Non-Metals: This subtopic solicits innovative research and development (R&D) applications for the characterization or theory, modelling and simulation to improve the fabrication of enhanced thermal conductivity of non-metallic materials, primarily non-bulk-metals. These non-metals can include but not limited to polymers and carbonaceous materials including bulk nanocarbons such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The connection between experimental data and the theoretical modeling should be clearly described by the applicant. This subtopic is about bridging the gap between theory and the fabrication of these enhanced thermal non-metallic materials. (p. 44)