Reflexive Aero Structures for Enhanced Survivability

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$594,377.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNL06AA07C
Agency Tracking Number:
040823
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440-3325
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Dietsch
Principal Investigator
(937) 320-1877
dietschba@crgrp.net
Business Contact:
Patrick Hood
President
(937) 320-1877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) will develop an advanced reflexive structure technology system to increase the survivability of future systems constructed of lightweight composite structures. Application of this innovation will apply to a broad selection of high performance systems ranging from aircraft and spacecraft to habitats for space stations and interplanetary exploration. The control system for the reflexive structures will mimic the pain withdrawal-reflex on which the human body relies. This is important because rapid response is critical to survivability. The proposed reflexive system will incorporate a continuous health and performance monitoring system via embedded piezoelectric sensors, an adaptive composite structure based on CRG's shape memory composite material (VeritexTM), and an intelligence system which will be interfaced with both the health/performance sensors and the adaptive structure. When activated, the adaptive composite will recover its structural integrity via shape recovery and a novel healing process. The development of a reflexive structural system will enable increased safety and security and demonstrate a better understanding of integrated performance systems.

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