Fast Room Temperature Cure Adhesive for Fiber Optic Connector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,586.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
32568
Agency Tracking Number:
32568
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
230 West Hall, Suite 201, Slidell, LA, 70460
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Matthew T. Liu
(504) 649-5536
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Standard U.S. Navy fiber optic assemblies require that the fiber be bonded to the connector using an adhesive that is labor intensive and heat controlled (MIL-A-24792). Advanced Material Systems (AMS) proposes a study that could solve this problem through the development of an adhesive system that would cure at room temperature in less that 3 minutes and yet meet all of the in-service requirements. There is no such product available in today's market. Our approach in Phase I is to study the characteristics of families of adhesives with applicability to the primary materials with supporting combinations and/or additives, and demonstrate the feasibility of achieving satisfactory performance through select screening tests. Phase Ib would then derive other properties of the better formulations (or variations of them), yielding an identification of the optimal candidate(s).

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