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Aircraft Battle Damage Reapir (ABDR) with Ultraviolet Cure Resin Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52395
Program Year/Program:
2002 / 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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Aircraft Battle Damage Reapir (ABDR) with Ultraviolet Cure Resin Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-C-5605
Award Amount: $741,566.00
 

Abstract:

Rapid on-aircraft repair techniques for fiberglass composite components are essential to the support of the Air Expeditionary Force concept. Field level damage repair of aircraft is critical to maintaining full force projection during combat. Currentfield level repair techniques use thermally accelerated adhesive bonding to restore the original design strength of the composite laminate. Unfortunately, airframe structural members act as heat sinks, and make it difficult to obtain a uniform curetemperature profiles. Current resin repair systems require low temperature storage, increasing storage cost and support complexity.Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) proposes the development of a line of commercial ultraviolet curable glass composites optimized and designed specifically for quick field repair of damaged aircraft. These high Tg TRI/Austin UV cureresins and glass prepreg patches will offer a field ?friendly, cost effective solution to the current repair problem. Cure times can be significantly reduced, increasing aircraft availability and reducing repair cost. The TRI/Austin aircraft field repairmaterials are easily applied, include a resin with a moderate viscosity, have a high glass transition temperature after cure, require no mixing, and cure in place without the addition of heat.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Dingus/Mr. John Bulluck
Co-Principal Investigator
5122632101
mdingus@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Monte Fellingham
Contracts Administrator
5122632101
mfellingham@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