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Tailored Adhesives for Damage Tolerant Joints

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57581
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-2561
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Utility Development Corporation
112 Naylon Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Tailored Adhesives for Damage Tolerant Joints
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-M-5613
Award Amount: $99,906.00
 

Abstract:

"Our main objective will be to develop and improve the integrity and reliability of aerospace- grade adhesives in bonded joints. This will increase ballistic survivability and allow reduction of fasteners with subsequent savings in cost and weight. UDCwill develop methods to align short fibers in a perpendicular direction on an adhesive layer. These aligned short fibers will provide superior strength joints when we develop methods for the reliable application and controlled orientation of thisreinforced adhesive layer for various joint configurations. UDC will prove the feasibility and potential advantages of the new reinforced adhesives and processing methods during this Phase I program. UDC will fabricate and test mechanical propertiesand demonstrate the concepts and fabrication of cost and weight efficient quality joints. The concept will be demonstrated by the fabrication and testing of small structural parts. At the end of Phase I, we will provide a report with results andconclusions, and a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate. This program will provide adhesives to improve the integrity and reliability of bonded joints. This will increase ballistic survivability and allow reduction of fasteners with subsequent savings in cost and weight. Adhesives are in widespread usethroughout the commercial sector as well as in defense. Examples are: automobile components, medical devices, electronic devices,

Principal Investigator:

Harry S. Katz
President
9739944334
udcliv@msn.com

Business Contact:

Harry S. Katz
President
9739944334
udcliv@msn.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Utility Development Corp.
112 Naylon Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039

EIN/Tax ID: 222429539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No