Non-Catalytic Self Healing Composite Material Solution

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,954.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CI35P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
100164
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
T9.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130, Littleton, CO, 80127-4107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Steve Arzberger
Principal Investigator
(303) 874-8277
stevea@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Sheryl Suhr
Business Official
(303) 874-8262
sheryls@adatech.com
Research Institution:
University of Delaware
Richard Wool
Center for Composit Materials
Newark, DE, 19716-3144
() -
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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