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Innovative Approaches for Enhancing Interlaminar Shear Strength of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98170
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-171-0843
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-171
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Performance Polymer Solutions Inc.
2711 Lance Drive Moraine, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Innovative Approaches for Enhancing Interlaminar Shear Strength of Two-Dimensional (2D) Composite Reinforced Flexbeams and Yokes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0176
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I Small Business Innovative Research Program will develop and characterize a novel class of low-cost, lightweight hybrid composite materials that will enhance both the interlaminar shear strength and the high-cycle fatigue life of composite structures used for Navy rotorcraft applications, such as flexbeams and yokes. Performance Polymer Solutions Inc. will develop composite structures utilizing a patented Nanofiber Fused Microfiber (Nf2-M) approach, which produces a three-dimensional reinforcement microstructural architecture of multi-walled carbon nanotubes fused directly to primary reinforcing glass fibers. Incorporating Nf2-M hybrid material into these structures will enhance composite mechanical and thermal performance, thus increasing interlaminar shear strength and high-cycle fatigue life, without the addition of tooling or manufacturing process steps, all while maintaining the lightweight and low-cost characteristics of Navy rotorcraft systems.

Principal Investigator:

David Curliss
President
9372983713
david.curliss@p2si.com

Business Contact:

David Curliss
President
9372983713
david.curliss@p2si.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Performance Polymer Solutions Inc.
2711 Lance Drive Moraine, OH 45409

EIN/Tax ID: 460481718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No