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E-Beam Cured Materials for Composite Mirrors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69763
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B045-006-0087
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: E-Beam Cured Materials for Composite Mirrors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA8650-04-M-5049
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG), and partner University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) will develop a suite of materials and processes as enabling technology for achieving the radical production time and cost reductions envisioned by the replication approach to producing composite mirrors for aerospace optics. CRG will formulate and demonstrate a high-performance polymer resin cured at or near room temperature via electron-beam (e-beam) processing. E-beam cure will enable exploitation of the high-performance resin (e.g., cyanate ester or bismaleimide) in precision aerospace applications such as replica optics where conventional thermal cure processes prevent its use due to thermally induced distortions. UDRI will design and demonstrate means for optimizing e-beam cure processes for epoxy resins to yield stiffness and strength compatible with some aerospace applications. UDRI will also improve epoxy-based composites' strength, stiffness, and thermal properties through incorporation of functionalized carbon nanofibers.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Karst
Research Engineer
9373201877
karstga@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

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

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

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of Dyaton Research Institute
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Robert P. Boehmer
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university