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COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4312
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4312
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: COMPOSITES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $71,456.00
 

Abstract:

THE ADVENT OF GRAPHITE REINFORCED COMPOSITES HAS LED TO SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY. SUCH COMPOSITES ARE ESSENTIAL TO MODERN FLIGHT TECHNOLOGY BECUASE OF THEIR EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD STRENGTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIOS AND MANY AIRCRAFT AND MISSILE COMPONENTS ARE NOW MADE FROM THESE MATERIALS. AN IMMEDIATE NEED EXISTS, HOWEVER,FOR A RELIABLE TECHNIQUE TO DETERMINE THE FIBER TO RESIN RATIO OF COMPOSITE COMPONENTS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE AND PROCESS CONTROL. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL EXAMINE A NOVEL, NONDESTRUCTIVE NUCLEAR TESTING TECHNIQUE FOR PERFORMING THIS MEASUREMENT. BOTH A NUCLEAR TRANSMISSION AND A NUCLEAR BACKSCATTER CONFIGURATION WILL BE EXAMINED. BY THE END OF THE PHASE I-PHASE II PROGRAM, A COMPLETE PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT WILL HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED SUITABLE FOR TESTING A RELEVANT COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING SITES. THIS WORK WILL BE BASED IN PART ON PREVIOUS WORK PERFORMED AT RMD WHICH RESULTED IN THE SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT TO MEASURE GLASS CONTENT IN FIBERGLASS REINFORCED COMPOSITES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr gerald entine
6179261167

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices I
44 Hunt St Watertown, MA 02172

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