Deep-Core Photocuring of High-Performance Adhesives

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-C-5403
Agency Tracking Number: 001ML-3497
Amount: $742,218.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2744 Indian Ripple Rd., Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chrysa Theodore
 Research Engineer
 (937) 320-1877
 theodorecm@crgrp.net
Business Contact
 Patrick Hood
Title: President
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: hoodpj@crgrp.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The next generation of military aircraft is heavily dependent on advanced composite materials to achieve the necessary performance. Many of these materials exceptional thermal insulators and, in addition, are susceptible to damage by excessive heat. Theneed is recognized for a new approach to deep-core curing of adhesives that will eliminate current surface heating method. Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a novel Photodelivery System that will curecurrently qualified aircraft repair adhesives.During the Phase I effort, the viability of utilizing the Photodelivery System to cure adhesives was demonstrated. In the Phase II program, we will deliver a prototype Photodelivery System that could be easily transitioned into a commercial product forboth military and commercial markets.For the Phase II program, we have teamed with Boeing and Dexter Aerospace Adhesives. Boeing will provide insight into the needs of the aerospace end-user; while Dexter will provide insight into the needs of an aerospace adhesive manufacturer.

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