Conformable, Compact Isolation System for Repairs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0430
Agency Tracking Number: N072-124-0288
Amount: $149,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-124
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 D. Ernie Havens
 Chief Engineer
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: Director, Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Research Institution
CRG proposes to demonstrate feasibility of an environmental boundary system to reduce the time and cost of performing composite repair. This technology will also increase the quality of the repair for composite parts on platforms, such as the V22, due to the ability to keep the repair area contained. CRG has a unique concept that will accomplish the goal of environmental containment yet still allow easy repair. The concept is comprised of a lightweight truss structure that provides support to a clear plastic film. The trusses may be a semi-flexible, lightweight plastic, or even shape memory polymer (SMP), which will provide great benefit in stowing the system. The system will include hand ports that allow passage of hands and materials through the containment system while sealing automatically without any powered activation device. This design will prevent dirt or dust to pass through while the repair is ongoing. The hand ports also allow the repair technician to use any type of gloves, improving the dexterity and cleanliness of the repair environment. This system will be self-supporting and provides a unique way of transferring materials without using the traditional glove box approach. It will be stowable, lightweight, and cost effective.

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