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Multifunctional composites for autonomous damage detection, indication, and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
90066
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-023-0253
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: 2009
Title: Multifunctional composites for autonomous damage detection, indication, and repair
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W9132T-09-C-0042
Award Amount: $99,940.00
 

Abstract:

Novel class IV building materials are needed to efficiently protect military structures from electromagnetic interference (EMI), blast, and emerging adaptive threats. Fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites could be modified for this purpose by incorporating additives that can autonomously detect, indicate, and repair damage. Infoscitex Corporation (IST) proposes to develop a multifunctional additive that can provide robust EMI protection, while allowing remote detection and self-repair of the composite. IST''s approach will provide better mechanical performance than competing self-healing microcapsules, uses materials that are less costly and hazardous, and is applicable to a wide variety of composite systems.

Principal Investigator:

Lebzy Gonazalez
Principal Scientist
7818901338
lgonzalez@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contracts
7818901338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
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:
University of Dayton Research Insti
300 College Park, Room KL-542
Contracts and Grants Admin/Gov
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Linda Young
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university