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Improved Resin Injection Repairs for Polymer Composite Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-020-0422
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-020
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Applied Poleramic, Inc.
6166 Egret Court Benicia, CA 94510-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Improved Resin Injection Repairs for Polymer Composite Materials
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0162
Award Amount: $148,982.00
 

Abstract:

Composite structures are often damaged during manufacturing or in service. Depending on the level of damage, the part will require repair or replacement to make operable and safe for flight. While there are many different types of repair methods, resin injection offers a less intrusive method of repair and does not require near the post-processing of other methods. However, this method of repair has usually only been utilized for cosmetic purposes and has not allowed the complete restoration of the structural performance of the part. This is due to many reasons including the repair resin rheology and wetting, compatibility and reactivity of the repair resin to the substrate, and mechanical properties. Accordingly, a resin having the necessary viscosity, wetting, and adhesion characteristics along with aircraft matrix mechanical properties would make a unique resin injection repair material that could enable restoration of the performance of the damaged part to its original capability. This would initially find significant use in reducing costs associated with manufacturing related flaws such as those occurring in the development program of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter as well as other Navy aircraft.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Hayes
Technical Director
(616) 458-1447
hayesb1@sbcglobal.net

Business Contact:

Doyle Dixon
Vice President
(707) 747-6738
poleramic@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Poleramic, Inc.
6166 Egret Court Benicia, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 680255671
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No