Self-Healing Non-Catalytic Multifunctional Composite Structure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-007-0461
Amount: $496,080.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T007
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
13012 Appaloosa Chase Drive, Austin, TX, -
DUNS: 832003045
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Aureliano Perez
 President
 (512) 670-6182
 alperez4@yahoo.com
Business Contact
 Aureliano Perez
Title: President
Phone: (512) 670-6182
Email: alperez4@yahoo.com
Research Institution
 The University of Texas at Austin
 William R Catlett, JD
 101 East 27th Street
Suite 5.300
Austin, TX, 78713-
 (512) 471-6279
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Areas of research relating to self-healing composites structures have been undertaken by well-known and respected research institutions under the auspices of the Department of Defense. Patent literature and public technical communique describe their novel engineering approaches using polymeric healing agents through suitable mechanisms. While these approaches have merit, the choices of materials used in their design are limited. Our unique expertise has allowed us to correctly identify materials, reaction kinetics and manufacturing processes that have previously restricted the use of eminently more suitable systems for this application. Our team of polymer chemists, polymer engineers, and composite engineers, coupled with commercial experts, will build upon our Phase I feasibility discoveries regarding synthesis and engineering processes that will now enable the long-awaited employment of compounds that to date have not been successfully utilized. Our insight into aspects of physical chemistry, chemical synthesis, and engineering principals have allowed us to correctly identify and develop a novel approach to circumvent these challenges. We will build upon the feasibility demonstrated in Phase I and use those results to introduce our new technology, process and materials to composite industries.

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