Thermal Wave Imaging Technology Successful

The extensive use of composite materials in modern military aircraft poses a significant challenge to existing non-destructive inspection (NDI) technologies.  In older aluminum aircraft, NDI could be performed by an inspector either visually or audibly, using a coin tap. Composite aircraft are more complex, since severe defects (e.g. ballistic impact damage, fluid ingress, delamination, adhesive […]

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Project Announcement: Durable Multi-Material Group I Adhesive Joints

The primary goal to develop reference hybrid joint solutions (adhesive and fastener) using group one adhesives. Regulatory pressures are driving the entire global transportation industry to reduce carbon emissions.   Vehicle weight reduction is a primary strategy to reduce fuel consumption. To achieve this, developers have turned to non-traditional materials such as carbon fiber reinforced composites […]

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Project Announcement: Multifunctional Surface Coating

The objective is to explore how coating systems interact with and enhance the performance of vehicular autonomy system sensors. Employing coatings to fine-tune reflectivity and emissivity signals discretely across a spectrum. Exploring coatings that can decouple EM wavelengths and frequencies to enable selective detection by special purpose sensors. Assessing coatings for protective shielding of sensors […]

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