Reflexive Marine Systems for Autonomous Structural Repair

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-09-C-4162
Agency Tracking Number: N081-051-0280
Amount: $599,564.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-051
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
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
 Ernie Havens
 Chief Engineer
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Research Institution
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to develop composite marine vehicles capable of autonomous heath monitoring in service with capability to control and mitigate damage sustained during operation resulting from impact, fatigue or over-stressing components. Restoration of the structural integrity of damaged areas will be accomplished through an autonomous sensor initiated healing cycle. Autonomous damage recognition and repair has the potential to reduce the need for preventative maintenance and repair on composite water craft as well as reducing craft weight through improved design margins. Reduction in manpower needs for maintenance reduces long term operating costs. CRG will leverage its experience in development of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques to enable implementation of this new technology in a manner that will streamline production, rendering a product that is comparable in cost and with better performance than current products.

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