Adaptive Materials for Morphing Aircraft Skins

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,685.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
FA9550-07-C-0115
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-017-0128
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-T017
Small Business Information
COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator
 Steven Arzberger
 Sr. Chemist
 (303) 664-0394
 steven@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact
 Lori Pike
Title: Sr. Finance and Contracts Mananger
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Email: 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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