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Self Repairing and Self Sensing Multifunctional Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92206
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-096-1245
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Natural Process Design
1250 East Eighth Street Winona, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Self Repairing and Self Sensing Multifunctional Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9132T-10-C-0004
Award Amount: $69,978.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed innovation is a multifunctional smart self sensing and self repairing composite that provides shielding. It addresses the two basic risk issues that are constraining composite use: durability and confidence in repairs so that uncertainty and risk are reduced. Self-sensing/self-repairing composites eliminate the risks by repairing automatically without manual intervention, by giving assurance of damage detection, repair accomplishment and by protecting against severe damage such as ballistics, em pulses. Since much damage needs instant repair, self repairing is required; since there is usually no monitoring and no visible traces , a self sensing system is desired and since em pulses and ballistic attacks are so devastating, shielding is required. This innovation is a multifunctional smart material that has three functions using one form and is smart because it can repair without human intervention and can sense what has happened and act for self preservation.

Principal Investigator:

Carolyn Dry
President
5074529113
drycementmixer@aol.com

Business Contact:

Carolyn Dry
President
5074529113
drycementmixer@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NATURAL PROCESS DESIGN
1250 East Eighth Street Winona, MN 55987

EIN/Tax ID: 412155486
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No