ADVANCED POLYMER UTILIZATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 202
Amount: $305,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Foster-miller Inc.
350 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02254
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Richard Lusignea
Phone: (617) 890-3200
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
POLYMERIC MATERIALS WITH EXCEPTIONAL MECHANICAL, CHEMICAL AND THERAML PROPOERTIES ARE BEING DEVELOPED AS PART OF AIR FORCE RESEARCH. THESE MATERIALS FORM IGID MOLECULAR CHAINS, HENCE THE TERM ROD-LIKE POLYMERS. CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS AND STUDY OF THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE WILL CONTINUE TO ADVANCE RAPIDLY, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MATERIALS SHOULD PROCEED AT A SIMILAR PACE. THIS WILL DEPEND ON FABRICATING THE BULK MATERIALS INTO PARTS WHICH EXPLOIT THE HIGH STRENGTH, TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE,, CHEMICAL RESISTANCE AND OTHER SUPERIOR QUALITIES OF THE POLYMERS. WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE APPLICATIONS AND MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES FOR ROD-LIKE POLYMERS. BASED ON REVIEW OF THE MOST RECENT MATERIALS AND SURVEYS OF POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS, BOTH CONVENTIONAL AND NOVEL FABRICATION TECHNIQUES WILL BE EVALUATED. THE MOST PROMISING TECHNIQUES WILL BE FURTHER DEVELOPED DURING PHASE II AND III.

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