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Advanced Composites with Nanoscale Reinforcement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67954
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-020-0227
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoLab, Inc.
179 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Composites with Nanoscale Reinforcement
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0120
Award Amount: $99,453.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced fiber composites are fabricated by automated 3D weaving and braiding processes. These weaving processes use tows of micron diameter fibers, to create preforms for resin infiltration. The interaction between the resin matrix and the fibers can be potentially increased by creating nanoscale features on the carbon fibers. NanoLab is expert in the synthesis of carbon nanotubes and their applications in composites. In the proposed work, we plan to develop a process where nanotubes can be grown on 3-D woven or 3-D braided performs, as well as individual fibers and cloths. We will then infiltrate sample composites, and perform representative mechanical tests, in order to validate the possibility of achieving improved mechanical performance, particularly higher penetration resistance under foreign object impact.

Principal Investigator:

David L. Carnahan
President
6175816747
dcarnahan@nano-lab.com

Business Contact:

David L. Carnahan
President
6175816747
dcarnahan@nano-lab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOLAB, INC.
55 Chapel St Newton, MA 02458

EIN/Tax ID: 043501871
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Delaware
126D Spencer Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716
Contact: Tsu-Wei Chou
Contact Phone: (302) 831-2423
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university