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Novel High-Volume Fraction and Aligned Short Fiber Composite Fabrication Process

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-20-P-0004
Agency Tracking Number: A19B-003-0046
Amount: $166,409.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19B-T003
Solicitation Number: 19.B
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-19
Small Business Information
2839 Paces Ferry Road Suite 1160
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States
DUNS: 961914884
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jerry Shan
 Professor, Graduate Program Director , Rutgers Univ
 (848) 445-3653
Business Contact
 Dr. Ash Thakker
Phone: (770) 803-3001
Research Institution
 Rutgers University
 Monika L. Incze Monika L. Incze
311 North Fifth Street Armitage Hall,
Camden, NJ 08102
United States

 (848) 932-4013
 Nonprofit College or University

Global Technology Connection, Inc. (GTC) in collaboration with their academic (Rutgers University) and industrial partners proposes to develop and show methodology for a “Novel High-Volume Fraction and Aligned Short Fiber Composite Fabrication Process”. During Phase I, we will: 1) use a unique process developed by Rutgers to circumvent the challenges of uniformly dispersing and aligning Carbon Fibers (CF) at higher target volume fractions of 30-45%. 2) functionalize the carbon-fiber surface to increase the chemical compatibility between the fiber and the pre-polymer matrix. 3) Investigate multiple types of polymer systems 4) show a cost-effective approach to fabricate high-quality CF-composites. 5) Fabricate several dogbone test samples and demonstrate pertinent mechanical properties. We will develop prototype roadmap for implementation during Phase II. Aggressive Commercialization (Phase III) plans will be pursued using the help of Material OEMs and Vertical Integrators.

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