Lightweight CNT shielded cables would provide a significant cost-effectiveness by reducing weight in space applications. DexMat technology offers a significant weight reduction, up to 80%, in these wires resulting in a noteworthy cost savings for launched vehicles. Given the tremendous costs associated with satellite launches, the NASA will see significant savings from our CNT-based wire.
Commercial and military aerospace companies are seeking opportunities to reduce weight on their aviation and space platforms to improve range and lower operating costs. Fuel costs are one of the biggest concerns among commercial airlines. Reducing exposure to fuel costs is a significant priority for all operators of aircraft and space systems. A large commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 747 uses approximately 135 miles of wire, weighing over 4,000 pounds, about half of this weight comes from wire shielding components. Significant weight reductions could save millions of dollars per plane over its operating lifetime. DexMat technology is extremely versatile and may be applied in a variety of industries and lead to enhancements of numerous products. After showing successful integration into the aviation manufacturing industry, DexMat plans to expand CNTs into the textile, sensors and medical devices, electronics, energy storage and structural industries. CNTs offer significant improvements to existing technologies in these industries and could outperform current state-of-the-art products on the market.