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Hierarchical Shape Recovery Polymer Nanocomposites (PNCs) for Next Generation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67618
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-143-1750
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Hierarchical Shape Recovery Polymer Nanocomposites (PNCs) for Next Generation Aerosystem Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-5047
Award Amount: $749,977.00
 

Abstract:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. will complete development of hierarchical shape memory (recovery) polymer (SMP) nanocomposite material technologies and demonstration of their performance characteristics in terms of efficiency of energy recovery, extent of strain recovery, stress during strain recovery, energy budget (power) necessary for actuation, temperature range of operation, and reproducibility upon deformation cycling. Phase II effort will demonstrate scale-up prototype for selected aerospace system components employing SMP-nanocomposite. Phase II R&D will optimize Phase I formulations and the corresponding SMP nanocomposite fabrication processes, yielding mature SMP nanocomposites and providing SMP nanocomposite material database for the user communities. It will also capitalize on the Phase I to optimize deployment or actuation conditions employing joule heating besides direct thermal heating. Phase II R&D will culminate in demonstration of revolutionary morphing and deploying functionality based on unique "smart" material properties enabled by integration of SMP and nanocomposite. The suite of new material technologies will address the drawbacks of current shape recovery materials.

Principal Investigator:

Tat Tong
Chief Scientist
9373201877
tongth@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

Patrick Hood
President and CEO
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