Cure System Equipment Optimization for Rapid Cure Epoxy Coated Fiberglass

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,758.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-137-0713
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-137
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Curl
Principal Engineer
(781) 935-1200
tcurl@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Rachel Carnes
Manager Assistant
(781) 935-1200
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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