Multifunctional composites for autonomous damage detection, indication, and repair

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,940.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9132T-09-C-0042
Award Id:
90066
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-023-0253
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Lebzy Gonazalez
Principal Scientist
(781) 890-1338
lgonzalez@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contracts
(781) 890-1338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Research Institute:
University of Dayton Research Insti
Linda Young
300 College Park, Room KL-542
Contracts and Grants Admin/Gov
Dayton, OH, 45469
(937) 229-2919
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Novel class IV building materials are needed to efficiently protect military structures from electromagnetic interference (EMI), blast, and emerging adaptive threats. Fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites could be modified for this purpose by incorporating additives that can autonomously detect, indicate, and repair damage. Infoscitex Corporation (IST) proposes to develop a multifunctional additive that can provide robust EMI protection, while allowing remote detection and self-repair of the composite. IST''s approach will provide better mechanical performance than competing self-healing microcapsules, uses materials that are less costly and hazardous, and is applicable to a wide variety of composite systems.

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