DURA-Peel, DURACON-Based Removable High Accuracy IR Thermography Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,961.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CL29P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
125140
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A3.09
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CT, Monroe, CT, 06468-3209
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
180516577
Principal Investigator:
Changkuan Ju
Senior Research Engineer
(203) 502-8682
cju@aboutmtc.com
Business Contact:
Yogesh Mehrotra
Business Official
(203) 502-8682
ymehrotra@aboutmtc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Fiber reinforced composite materials are used extensively in aerospace applications due to their high stiffness and strength to weight ratio, and superior thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic and fatigue properties. However, given their demanding operational environment, composite aerospace and aircraft structures are prone to damage and manufacturing related flaws. An accurate assessment of composite structural performance and system life management strategies requires quantitative information on the aforementioned damage states of the components. Recent advances in infra-red (IR) sensing and data processing technologies have enabled real-time thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA) methodologies to finally become viable for accurate diagnostics and prognostics of composite structures. The success of these thermography methods, however, depends strongly on the characteristics of the surface of the composite components. Materials Technologies Corporation (MTC) proposes to develop a specialized, spray-on and peel-off coating technique which would facilitate high accuracy quantitative thermoelastic analysis through improved IR response and thus enable on-going in-situ diagnostics and prognostics during component lifecycle without necessitating disassembly and off-line inspection. A major benefit of the product would be to facilitate usage of less expensive inspection systems that can take advantage of the advanced high emissivity coatings.

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