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Non-Catalytic Self Healing Composite Material Solution

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Non-Catalytic Self Healing Composite Material Solution
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CI35P
Award Amount: $99,954.00


Fiber reinforce polymer (FRP) composite materials are seeing increasing use in the construction of a wide variety of aerospace structures. However, uncertainties regarding the material's impact durability continue to plague the FRP composites community. To address this need, ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA), Littleton, CO, in partnership with the University of Delaware's Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM), Newark, DE, propose the development of a novel, non-catalytic, fully passive, self-healing polymer for use as a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) matrix material If successful, the proposed technology will provide fully autonomous self-healing without the use of a catalyst. Further, while the proposed program is largely focused on demonstrating self-healing capabilities in FRP material form, the proposed technology is broadly applicable to next-generation polymer-based composites such as carbon nanotube reinforced composites (i.e., polymer nanocomposites).

Principal Investigator:

Steve Arzberger
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Sheryl Suhr
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130 Littleton, CO 80127-4107

EIN/Tax ID: 840984053
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Delaware
Center for Composit Materials
Newark, DE 19716-3144
Contact: Richard Wool