Innovative Resin for Non-Autoclave Resin Film Infusion Composites Repair

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-5301
Agency Tracking Number: F041-132-2000
Amount: $98,321.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-132
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
6166 Egret Court, Benicia, CA, 94510
DUNS: 787223460
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Hayes
 Technical Director
 (707) 747-6738
Business Contact
 Doyle Dixon
Title: Vice President
Phone: (707) 747-6738
Research Institution
Composite aircraft structures can be damaged and require field repair to make operable and safe for flight. Field repairs have typically been accomplished using two-part liquid resin systems or prepreg materials that require cold storage. These current technolgies are limited due to void formation in the composite, slow curing, and material cold storage requirements. An alternative resin film infusion (RFI)process can alleviate some of the problems associated with current repair materials. With the use of new and/or traditional cationic curing agents and innovative toughening mechanisms, fast cure speeds and ambient shelf-life in excess of two years can be realized without sacrificing composite performance. This novel technology as a system will provide the capability of using RFI effectively for repairing aircraft.

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