Integrated Sensing and Modeling for Damage Assessment in Multifunctional Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: A054-019-0236
Amount: $99,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-T019
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MESOSCRIBE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Long Island High Technology Incubator, 25 Health Sciences Dr, Stony Brook, NY, 11790
DUNS: 083265558
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Brogan
 President
 (631) 444-6455
 jbrogan@mesoscribe.com
Business Contact
 Richard Gambino
Title: CEO/CTO
Phone: (631) 444-6455
Email: rgambino@mesoscribe.com
Research Institution
 SUNY-STONY BROOK
 Alina Kukta
 The Research Foundation, Office of Sponsored Programs
Stony Brook, NY, 11790
 (631) 632-9949
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
MesoScribe Technologies and project partner SUNY-Stony Brook will develop embedded sensors with integrated mechanics-based models to assess and predict accumulated damage in graphite reinforced epoxy composite structures. Meaningful evaluation schemes for composite degradation will be developed using advanced interpretation procedures based on inverse analysis techniques. This novel approach is essential to quantify material systems containing complex microstructures based on information collected from structurally integrated sensors. The proposed sensors will be fabricated by a novel Direct Write technology and integrated within the composite structure to measure strain, temperature, cracking, etc and new sensors designed to measure UV light will be examined. The aim is to establish robust evaluation procedures with rigorous multi-degradation testing followed by intelligent data processing methods and use this approach to design and develop next generation material/structural systems. Northrop Grumman will provide project guidance during the course of this Phase I STTR with the goal of implementing the developed techniques for use in a number of DoD applications.

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