UV/Thermal Optimized Rapid Epoxy Curing Source (ORECS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-137-0897
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-137
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
2520 W. 237th Street, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
033449757
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Rubtsov
Senior Scientist
(424) 263-6316
sbirproposals@intopsys.com
Business Contact:
Lothar Kempen
Vice President, R&D
(424) 263-6362
randdoffice@intopsys.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Between any graphite composite part that is in contact with aluminum in typical aerospace structures, there exists a fiberglass corrosion barrier isolation layer. New tighter mating tolerances require a different fabrication process. Current galvanic barrier restoration technology is labor intensive and cost ineffective. Therefore, the DoD requires a new source of radiation for rapid curing of the co-developed novel epoxy that is resistant to standard DoD aircraft fluids and environments. The U.S. Navy issued two solicitations to fulfill this need: one for resin and another for hardware. Responding to the call for hardware, Intelligent Optical Systems (IOS), with our vast experience in successful high-output LED-based systems, proposes to develop the novel UV/Thermal Optimized Rapid Epoxy Curing Source (ORECS). IOS will collaborate on the proposed ORECS project with Spectra Group Limited, Inc, (SGL), co-developer of the epoxy. IOS seeks to develop a superbright radiation source in a modular design. Each ORECS module will contain LED cells and will provide combined UV and thermal radiation for curing. These modules will be attached to each other and controlled so that the maximum range of part configurations and dimensions can be cured in the minimum time, saving time and money for the U.S. Navy.

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