TEMBOr Foam for Morphing Wing Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,939.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-06-C-0109
Award Id:
77856
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-013-0121
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Campbell
Sr. Engineer
(303) 664-0394
doug@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
Naseem Munshi
President
(303) 664-0394
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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