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Self-Healing, Reinforced, Multifunctional Composite Material

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-10-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4158
Amount: $749,717.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T023
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-08-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-08-10
Small Business Information
Andover, MA 01810-1077
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anna Tsinberg
 Senior Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 University of Delaware
 Geraldine E Hobbs
Center for Composite Materials 201 Composites Mfg Science Lab
Newark, DE 19716-3144
United States

 (302) 831-8149
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. and the University of Delaware propose a novel self-healing, damage-sensing, reinforced polymer composite concept for use in degradation-resistant structural applications. In Phase I we investigated the feasibility of a microcapsule-based self-healing system and a damage-sensing functionality. The objective of Phase II is to develop a reinforced composite material that incorporates the self-healing and damage-sensing capabilities developed in Phase I. Toward this end, we will investigate the self-healing efficiency of the multifunctional composite and characterize the mechanical and damage-sensing properties of the material. We will design a scalable fabrication process for production of the multifunctional material. The implementation of this method and transition of the developed technology to structural applications are planned for Phase III.

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