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Nanofiber Toughened Adhesives

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57582
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-2594
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-3638
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Nanofiber Toughened Adhesives
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-03-C-5603
Award Amount: $749,856.00
 

Abstract:

Joint bonding material must meet stringent mechanical and physical property standards to achieve the necessary level of performance for aircraft structures. The bonds will experience a variety of environmental and loading stresses, and appropriatetoughening of these bonds must be addressed. In Phase I, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.'s (CRG) technical approach was based on next-generation materials that would increase bond durability, toughness and fatigue. CRG proved the feasibility ofincorporating carbon nanofibers into high-performance adhesives. Based on these results, CRG proposes to develop and characterize a novel adhesive that is toughened with carbon nanofibers. The resulting material system will provide toughening on thenanoscale, which is revolutionary in the field of adhesives. In Phase I, CRG was partnered with Loctite Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of high-performance adhesives. Based on the results from Phase I, Loctite Aerospace and Lockheed Martin Missiles andFire Control - Orlando support CRG's continued development of nanofiber toughened adhesives into Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Chrysa M. Theodore
Senior Research Engineer
9373201877
theodorecm@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Hood
President
9373201877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No