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Fast Curing Modular Composite Patch System for Field Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
83177
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S071-002-0129
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ 08618-2302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Fast Curing Modular Composite Patch System for Field Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-07-P-0074
Award Amount: $99,960.00
 

Abstract:

SOCOM requires a method to field repair multiple materials as well as to mount armor and related hardware for a variety of tactical purposes with a composite material. To address this need, we propose application of a "Modular UV Patch" (MUVP) system that incorporates ultraviolet curing resin systems and an innovative technique for delivering the UV light through optically lossy fibers that form a composite material. This patented modular patch system will be self-contained, easy to use, and provides rapid curing (seconds) while also providing a capability for underwater applications. The UV based resin systems offer increased shelf life, and elimination of special storage facilities, with a minimal "tail" of supporting equipment while maintaining the strength associated with both conventional thermal cures and competing bonding compounds. The focus of this Phase I effort is on the demonstration of a rapid strong single-step UV curing process and its assessment for damage tolerance and underwater adhesion as well as its optimization for a wide range of field applications. Comparisons with competitive sealant and adhesive compounds will also be made and an agenda determined for Phase II development of the MUVP system.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew E. Kaufman
Senior Associate
6095380444
andy@continuum-dynamics.com

Business Contact:

Barbara A. Agans
Administrator
6095380444
barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CONTINUUM DYNAMICS, INC.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ 08618

EIN/Tax ID: 222248930
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No