Light Weight Optically Transparent Composite for Structural Windshields

Period of Performance: 07/20/2007 - 05/20/2008

$70K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Mo-sci Corp.
4040 Hy Point North
Rolla, MO 65401
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Missouri Rolla
301 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Institution POC

Abstract

Mo-Sci Corporation and the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) propose to develop novel high-strength and optically transparent glass fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites as light-weight structural components, by layering and processing a polymer matrix reinforced with glass ribbons (micron-size glass fibers with rectangular cross section) of matching refractive index. The objective of this proposal is to use this technology to produce nearly defect-free composites as demonstration samples for marketing structurally strong and impact resistant composites that are optically transparent.