TEMBO® Foam for Morphing Wing Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0109
Agency Tracking Number: F064-013-0121
Amount: $99,939.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T013
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 161234687
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Campbell
 Sr. Engineer
 (303) 664-0394
 doug@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact
 Naseem Munshi
Title: President
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Email: naseem@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution
 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
 Christopher E D'Urbano
 Office of Sponsored Programs
Atlanta, GA, 30332
 (404) 385-6797
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In recent years there has been significant interest in developing morphing air vehicles that would be able to fly efficiently over a wide range of flight regimes to meet new mission profiles. Though morphing-wing concepts have been around for many years, it has been determined that conventional designs such as swing wings are not adequate for providing the desired improvements. Many of the new morphing wing concepts that have been developed have rigid but articulating substructures that rely on flexible skins to provide the aerodynamic surface. Because of the difficult requirements, the skin is often a limiting factor in the realization of morphing concepts. Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD), working with the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, proposes to use a new type of shape memory polymer (SMP) for morphing wing skin elements. Key goals of the program are to define material property requirements from system-level requirements provided, to experimentally and analytically characterize the performance of the SMP, and to design and test a preliminary wing skin element.

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