Development of a Non destructive Evaluation Techniques for
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Space structures and high-speed interceptor technology can be significantly enhanced if lighter weight composite structural materials that possess inherently high-strength damage-resistant properties can be developed on a cost-effective basis. A novel laminated sandwich composite concept is proposed that has the potential to significantly improve upon stiffened composites in use today. Current stiffened composites such as honeycomb cored laminates have limited high-temperature applications for advanced space and ground systems and generally are costly to fabricate and maintain. Innovative composite material concepts are proposed which offer significant potential improvement in service durability as well as lost cost of fabrication. The concepts consist of laminated face plates with foamed cores. The concepts utilize the addition of fibers into the foam core to provide increased shear strength. Through-the-thickness--oriented-reinforcement of the face plate provides additional impact resistance due to its crack arresting qualities.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Som Soni
Business Contact:Som R. Soni
Research Institution Information:
Adtech Systems Research, Inc.
1342 N. Fairfield Road Beavercreek, OH 45432
Number of Employees:
Six MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
William McShane, Ph.D.
Nonprofit college or university