Affordable, UV-Resistant Composite Materials for Military Shelters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F42650-03-P-2757
Agency Tracking Number: F031-3190
Amount: $99,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
WEBCORE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2000 Composite Drive, Dayton, OH, 45420
DUNS: 802689463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Stoll
 Director of Engineering
 (937) 297-4200
 fstoll@webcoreonline.com
Business Contact
 Rob Banerjee
Title: Director of Business Deve
Phone: (937) 297-4200
Email: rbanerjee@webcoreonline.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR proposal is directed to develop a solution for the protection of composite materials against direct solar ultraviolet radiation exposure. The program will identify and develop existing and emerging materials and process solutions as wellas develop test and evaluation protocols. The primary focus of this project will be on the material systems that are of interest to the on-going Dept. of Defense (DoD) initiative to develop a familiy of composite tactical shelters. The material systemsinclude boththermoset composites (e.g, carbon-epoxy and glass-vinyl ester) as well as thermoplastic composites (e.g, glass-polypropylene and carbon-polycarbonate). The program will also focus on developing a rational UV testing methodology for composite materials. This work will directly benefit the current Dept. of Defense (DoD) initiative to develop and field a family of composite tactical shelters. The result of this research effort will be helpful in numerous commercial applications where the long-termdurability of composite materials is a critical issue.

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