Cure System Equipment Optimization for Rapid Cure Epoxy Coated Fiberglass

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,930.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0019
Award Id:
87722
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-137-0713
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Curl
Principal Engineer
(781) 935-1200
TCurl@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lamenzo
Contracts Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
LLamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Based on Agiltron's extensive experience of design and fabrication of UV LED cure systems that are currently employed in the fiber optics field, we propose to construct a new cost-effective UV LED-based cure system and epoxy resin for the rapid cure epoxy impregnated fiberglass for galvanic barrier ply applications. Our novel optical design enables this UV cure system to deliver sufficient and consistent energy over a long working distance and fully cure epoxy impregnated fiberglass parts over a variety of shapes and sizes without having to individually tailor the cure parameters for each part. The system uses small high-power LED's in a specialized and unique configuration, as a solid-state source, to provide a very robust and flexible cure system. This design is reconfigurable and can be either a hand-held "UV light brush" powered by a compact battery for small spaces or repair areas, or as part of a larger 'plug-in' portable system. The portable system automatically controls exposure and uses minimized floor and storage space. In both configurations the system is energy efficient, low power, light weight, with a very low heat load compared with current lamp technology.. The system is upgradeable and easy to maintain.

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