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A Self-Monitoring, Ultra-High Strength Lightweight Polymer Nanocomposite

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
58986
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0924
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIGMA TECHNOLOGIES INTL, INC.
10960 N Stallard Place Tucson, AZ 85737-9527
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Self-Monitoring, Ultra-High Strength Lightweight Polymer Nanocomposite
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F33615-02-M-5041
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Based on Sigma Technologies expertise in the formulation of polymer composites on an industrial scale for a wide variety of applications, and on recent findings about the superior mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, we propose a solvent freeeconomical process for making large area composites with two exeptional properties, (a) tensile and impact strengths orders of magnitude higher than state of the art, and (b) self monitoring capabilities, that is cracks and structure degradation aredetected immedialtely after their appearance. This new generation of polymer composites will provide a much needed additional protection for law enforcement personnel and equipment. These materials are also expected to find applications in a wide varietyof industries that include sports, aerospace, and automobile.

Principal Investigator:

Ali Boufelfef
Scientist
5205758013
boufelfel@sigmalabs.com

Business Contact:

Angelo Yializis
President
5205758013
yializis@sigmalabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sigma Technologies Intl, Inc.
10960 N. Stallard Place Tucson, AZ 85737

EIN/Tax ID: 860700419
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No