Self Repairing and Self Sensing Multifunctional Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-10-C-0004
Agency Tracking Number: A092-096-1245
Amount: $119,947.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-096
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
1250 East Eighth Street, Winona, MN, 55987
DUNS: 023802098
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carolyn Dry
 (507) 452-9113
Business Contact
 Carolyn Dry
Title: President
Phone: (507) 452-9113
Research Institution
The proposed innovation is a multifunctional smart self sensing and self repairing composite that provides shielding. It addresses the two basic risk issues that are constraining composite use: durability and confidence in repairs so that uncertainty and risk are reduced. Self-sensing/self-repairing composites eliminate the risks by repairing automatically without manual intervention, by giving assurance of damage detection, repair accomplishment and by protecting against severe damage such as ballistics, em pulses. Since much damage needs instant repair, self repairing is required; since there is usually no monitoring and no visible traces , a self sensing system is desired and since em pulses and ballistic attacks are so devastating, shielding is required. This innovation is a multifunctional smart material that has three functions using one form and is smart because it can repair without human intervention and can sense what has happened and act for self preservation.

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