Innovative Resin for Non-Autoclave Resin Film Infusion Composites Repair

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,321.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-5301
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-132-2000
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APPLIED POLERAMIC, INC.
6166 Egret Court, Benicia, CA, 94510
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787223460
Principal Investigator:
Brian Hayes
Technical Director
(707) 747-6738
hayes@jackpine.com
Business Contact:
Doyle Dixon
Vice President
(707) 747-6738
poleramic@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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