USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Self-Healing Composite Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68150
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1819
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Global Technology Connection, Inc.
2839 Paces Ferry Road Suite 1160 Atlanta, GA 30339-5770
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Self-Healing Composite Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-04-C-0019
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

An innovative approach to self-healing composite fabrication is proposed by Global Technology Connection along with its project team from Georgia Tech, Texas A & M and industrial partners Bell Helicopters, Boeing Rocketdyne, Goodyear. The approach addresses the short-comings of current approaches namely low strength of the healed material especially following any impact damage and fatigue-induced damage. Achieving this objective will enhance Army readiness, increase safety, and reduce maintenance labor, time, and cost. In Phase I, concept for developing a new composite with self-healing capability will be demonstrated in concert with US Army Aviation. The feasibility of such an approach will be demonstrated with suitable coupon and sub-element test specimens. The transition plan for the prototype development along with scale up issues will be fully addressed. In phase II, more extensive testing of sub-element and component testing representative of actual rotorcraft part/environment will be undertaken by partnering with US Army rotorcraft prime contractor. This testing would validate the methodology, developed in the previous phase. The demonstrated technology will meet Rotary Wing Vehicle Technology Development Approach (RWV TDA) Phase 3 Technology Objectives for improved structural efficiency and affordability

Principal Investigator:

Ash Thakker
President/PI
7708033001
athakker@globaltechinc.com

Business Contact:

Janice Healy
Business Manager
7708033001
jhealy@globaltechinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CONNECTION, INC.
2839 Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 1160 Atlanta, GA 30339

EIN/Tax ID: 582323525
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No