Cure System Equipment Optimization for Rapid Cure Epoxy Coated Fiberglass

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number: N082-137-0713
Amount: $749,758.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-137
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Curl
 Principal Engineer
 (781) 935-1200
 tcurl@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Rachel Carnes
Title: Manager Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: rcarnes@agiltron.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Based on Agiltron''s extensive experience in design and fabrication of UV LED cure systems that are currently employed in commercial fiber optics applications, we propose to produce a state-of-the-art UV LED-based cure system for manufacturing impregnated fiberglass galvanic barrier for the new generation airplanes. The system incorporates a reconfigurable high power UV LED array emitting highly collimated beams with constant power along with a computer controlled linear scanning stage. Coupling with a specially formulated UV epoxy, the proposed production system offers the attractive attributes of fast curing, unique very long working distance and large covering area capability, high repeatability with built-in power monitoring and controlling, excellent reliability and longevity, low power consumption, light-weight, low maintenance, easy to operate, low cost, and great reconfigurability and stability. A fully functional system will be built and delivered in the Phase II program.

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