Self Repairing and Self Sensing Multifunctional Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$729,972.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9132T-10-C-0046
Award Id:
92206
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4204
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-096
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
1250 East Eighth Street, Winona, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
023802098
Principal Investigator:
CarolynDry
President
(507) 452-9113
drycementmixer@aol.com
Business Contact:
CarolynDry
President
(507) 452-9113
drycementmixer@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Most composite armor systems are vlunerable to the damage if there are repeated attacks on the materials because the materials absorb the energy by breaking up internally. The next impact event can be disastrous. Even the most protective have plies which delaminate and fiber weaves that break, and when this material strength is lost, the armor loses protective value agaisnt penetration. This Phase II SBIR proposal suggests continuing on the path of commercialization while doing further development of self repairing and sensing armor systems for the Armys building panels. Self repair chemicals reattach the internal composite armor plies and fibers and repair the damage by repairng (bonding) it back together. This approach restores stregnth lost by a ballsitic impact and is seen as valuable by the commercial armor producers. In the Phase II SBIR, NPD seeks to keep those functions, which find such interest by companies, while improving the armor further by strengthening the fiber aspect and adding chemistry functionalities.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government