USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Ultraviolet Light Curing Materials for Field Level Composite Repair

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52395
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011ML-0817
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Ultraviolet Light Curing Materials for Field Level Composite Repair
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-M-5608
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Rapid, high quality, on-aircraft repair techniques for fiberglass composite components are required to support the Air Expeditionary Force concept. Current field level repair methods use thermally accelerated adhesive bonding to restore the originaldesign strength of the composite laminate. Several problems exist with on-aircraft thermally cured repair methods. Airframe structural members act as heat sinks, increasing power demands and making it difficult to obtain a uniform cure temperatureprofile. Current resin systems require low temperature storage to avoid premature degradation, increasing storage cost and support complexity. UV cure resins avoid these problems, but it is difficult to develop a UV cure resin system that meets militaryaircraft service temperature requirements.Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) proposes the development of new high temperature UV cure resins for composite aircraft repair. To integrate the new resins into the required

Principal Investigator:

Michael Dingus
Principal Investigator
5122632101
mdingus@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Michael Dingus
Vice President
5122632101
mdingus@tri-austin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733

EIN/Tax ID: 742518103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No