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Super-Tough Transparencies for Lightweight Aircraft Canopies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83422
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-012-0215
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Super-Tough Transparencies for Lightweight Aircraft Canopies
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0336
Award Amount: $69,963.00
 

Abstract:

The military and commercial aviation industries are continually seeking material technologies that will help reduce the weight of aircraft. Aircraft canopies, traditionally built from glass, have been mostly replaced with complex thermoplastic laminates that do not serve a structural role. In this proposal, the IST team seeks to demonstrate the potential improvements in energy absorption that can be achieved by using a novel material system that incorporates a weatherable nanocomposite coating. The Phase I work plan entails optimization of the optical properties of panels via changes in the process conditions and the evaluation of mechanical deformation at very high strain-rates (100/s). At the end of Phase I we will deliver a direct comparison between the optical and impact properties of our novel material technology and conventional transparencies. A potential Phase II program would include design, simulation, fabrication, and impact testing of a full-sized prototype.

Principal Investigator:

Lebzy Gonzalez
Principal Scientist
7818901338
lgonzalez@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DAYTON
Research Institute
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Claudette Groeber
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university