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Automated, High-Quality Composite Repair

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0234
Agency Tracking Number: N212-115-0253
Amount: $797,676.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N212-115
Solicitation Number: 21.2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-04-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-04-17
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011-1921
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Metrey
 (540) 961-4509
Business Contact
 Sean Barker
Phone: (434) 220-1549
Research Institution

Current composite repair processes for aircraft are labor intensive, require specialized training, and utilize expensive materials with limited shelf life. The US Navy is interested in exploiting recent advances in automated additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to develop a portable, automated system that consistently and efficiently performs high-quality repair of composite aircraft structures. To meet the Navy’s need, Luna Labs is leveraging extensive experience in streamlining current Navy composite repair processes with the additive fabrication experts at Virginia Tech’s Design, Research, and Education for Additive Manufacturing Systems (DREAMS) laboratory.  Luna Labs has proven the feasibility of an automated system and will now advance the technology to demonstrate prototype equipment capable of delivering high-quality composite repair.

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