Non-Catalytic Self Healing Composite Material Solution

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CI35P
Agency Tracking Number: 100164
Amount: $99,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: T9.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130, Littleton, CO, 80127-4107
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Arzberger
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 874-8277
Business Contact
 Sheryl Suhr
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 874-8262
Research Institution
 University of Delaware
 Richard Wool
 Center for Composit Materials
Newark, DE, 19716-3144
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 Nonprofit college or university
Fiber reinforce polymer (FRP) composite materials are seeing increasing use in the construction of a wide variety of aerospace structures. However, uncertainties regarding the material's impact durability continue to plague the FRP composites community. To address this need, ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA), Littleton, CO, in partnership with the University of Delaware's Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM), Newark, DE, propose the development of a novel, non-catalytic, fully passive, self-healing polymer for use as a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) matrix material If successful, the proposed technology will provide fully autonomous self-healing without the use of a catalyst. Further, while the proposed program is largely focused on demonstrating self-healing capabilities in FRP material form, the proposed technology is broadly applicable to next-generation polymer-based composites such as carbon nanotube reinforced composites (i.e., polymer nanocomposites).

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