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Intrinsically Damping Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98244
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-202-0882
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-202
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Intrinsically Damping Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-M-0094
Award Amount: $69,980.00
 

Abstract:

Nanostructured epoxies are proposed as matrices for intrinsically damping glass fiber reinforced composites. Comprising blends of standard epoxy resins modified by addition of liquid thermoplastic polymers and complex anion electrolytes, these materials self-structure during cure to form co-continuous networks of high strength epoxy and linear polymer having nano-scale inter-domain dimensions. The unique morphology and high interfacial area provide these materials with rigidity, toughness and an inherent vibrational damping capability of 5%. These blends strongly bond to glass fiber reinforcements and have a proven ability to form high strength composite materials. In this research this technology will be exploited to provide self-damping composites specifically engineered for submarine application.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Gilbert
Senior Scientist
7817699450
gilbert@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

D. Rauh
President
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No