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Low Cost Polybenzoxazine Prepreg for Shipboard Radomes

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Suite D Lafayette, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low Cost Polybenzoxazine Prepreg for Shipboard Radomes
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-C-4123
Award Amount: $749,987.00


Radomes are key components of future Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) systems and are aboard almost every surface vessel in the Navy. These structures provide protection for the radar face, but the long-term environmental instability of existing radome materials can interfere with the transmission and reception of radar signals. In particular, changes in temperature, moisture absorption, and incident radiation (RF, UV, IR, etc.) can all induce changes into the radome and thereby decrease the performance of the radar system. The objective of this work is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing radomes using low-cost benzoxazine materials. Benzoxazines exhibit good moisture resistance and thermal stability as compared to the epoxies and vinyl esters currently used in radome construction. The results of this work are expected to provide the Navy with a cost-effective means of improving radome performance, while also extending the operational lifetime of these components.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Hooker
VP of Operations
(303) 664-0394

Business Contact:

Lori Bass
VP of Technology
(303) 664-0394
Small Business Information at Submission:

Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Lafayette, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 841086947
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No