Adaptive Materials for Morphing Aircraft Skins

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,685.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-07-C-0115
Award Id:
77857
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-017-0128
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:
Steven Arzberger
Sr. Chemist
(303) 664-0394
steven@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
Lori Pike
Sr. Finance and Contracts Mananger
(303) 664-0394
lori@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Christopher E D'Urbano
Office of Sponsored Programs
Contract Administration
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 385-6797
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The overarching objective of the proposed Phase II is to increase the technology readiness level to enable technology insertion at the conclusion of the Phase II effort. During Phase II, efforts will focus on the optimization of novel adaptive materials enabling future morphing aircraft applications. Composite Technology Development Inc. (CTD) will work with Raytheon Missile Systems and The United States Air Force to provide material metrics suitable for morphing aircraft. An intensive material development effort will be used to optimize the most promising materials developed under the Phase I program. Technical focus will center on the improvement of aerodynamic performance, improvement of material mechanics and durability, stimulus for rapid large modulus change, and material qualification. Integrated development and characterization will be conducted in team with Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC), which will provide test methodology development and thermo-mechanical and mechanical test capabilities to establish fundamental structure-property improvements. Analytical models will be developed toward increased material understanding and predictive performance.

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