Accession Number:

ADA254678

Title:

Field Repair Technology for Battle Damage.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 5 Nov 89-20 Jan 92,

Corporate Author:

SUNREZ CORP EL CAJON CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this research program were to develop a field repair patch for composite armor and composite structures and vehicles which have damaged and restore environmental security and structural integrity quickly and easily. A sunlight cured fiberglass prepreg patch and putty were successfully developed which cured in a few minutes and had excellent physical properties and adhesion to aluminum, steel, FRP, and polyurethane paint. A lightweight portable UVa photolamp six pounds was also developed which is powered by the standard 24-V Army vehicle battery so that the patch and putty can be cured inside the vehicle. The patch and putty is storable inside a sealed aluminum pouch for over 12 months under normal conditions. A NSN number had been assigned for ordering the combined patch and putty field repair system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE