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OPTICAL FIBER JET PLACEMENT FOR TRIAXIAL REINFORCEMENT/DELAMINATION MONITORING…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15685
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15685
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUEST Integrated
19823 58th Place S., Suite 200 Kent, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: OPTICAL FIBER JET PLACEMENT FOR TRIAXIAL REINFORCEMENT/DELAMINATION MONITORING OF COMPOSITES
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,935.00
 

Abstract:

COMPOSITE LAMINATES MAY IMPROVE AEROSPACE STRUCTURES, IF THE COMPOSITES DON'T DELAMINATE. DELAMINATIONS RESULT IN UNPREDICATBLE STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS REDUCTIONS AND ARE DIFFICULT TO DETECT. THIS PROJECT PLACES TRIAXIAL ARRAYS OF OPTICAL GLASS FIBER IN LAMINATES. WHEN DELAMINATION OCCURS, THE OPTICAL FIBERS BREAK AND THE DELAMINATION CAN BE DETECTED BY SIMPLE OPTICAL INSPECTION. THE FIBERS ALSO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF DELAMINATION. THE OPTICAL FIBERS ARE PLACED IN UNCURED LAMINATES BY HIGH SPEED IMPACT. DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE FOR PLACING TRIAXIAL REINFORCEMENT AND FOR IN-SERVICE INSPECTION OF COMPOSITE LAMINATES WILL HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF COMPOSITES FOR USE IN CRITICAL AEROSPACE STRUCTURES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Jack J Kolle
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quest Integrated Inc
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

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