Optimization of Polyurea Coatings for Blast and Impact Resistance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0261
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-001-0042
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T001
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard D Hreha
 Research Scientist
 (937) 320-1877
 hrehard@crgrp.net
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: Director, Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF DAYTON
 Robert P Boehmer
 300 College Park
Dayton, OH, 45469
 (937) 229-2919
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to fully develop polyurea coatings for blast and impact resistance. Polyurea coatings show promise for increasing the blast and impact resistance of buildings and vehicles, but further development is necessary to ensure the success of these materials. Currently, there is no method for assessing the suitability of a coating for blast and impact resistance, as well as optimizing characteristics such as thickness and geometry. CRG will characterize polyurea materials on a variety of substrates and geometries, and develop a method for characterizing and optimizing the coating performance. Characterizing testing using a Universal Testing Machine (UTM) as well as real-world ballistics testing will be performed on coatings applied to a variety of substrates, with the end goal of developing an effective coating for blast and impact resistance.

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