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High-Performance Structural Fibers for Advanced Polymer Matrix Composites Appendixes

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High-Performance Structural Fibers for Advanced Polymer Matrix Composites Appendix A Common Acronyms AFRP aramid fiber reinforced plastics ARL Army Research Laboratory ARO Army Research Office ATP automated tow placement CAD/CAE computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering CFRP carbon fiber reinforced plastics CTA Collaborative Technology Alliance DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DFARS Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement DoD Department of Defense FAA Federal Aviation Administration FCS Future Combat System GFRP glass fiber reinforced plastics ILSS interlaminar shear strength ISS interfacial shear strength kpsi thousand pounds per square inch LCP liquid crystalline polyester LOI limiting oxygen index MALDI matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization Mpsi million pounds per square inch MURI Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative MWNT multi-walled nanotubes NFT New Fiber Technology NRC National Research Council OFW Objective Force Warrior

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High-Performance Structural Fibers for Advanced Polymer Matrix Composites PAN polyacrylonitrile PBO poly(p-phenylene-2,6-benzobisoxazole) PBZT polyphenylene benzobisthiazole PE polyethylene PIPD poly{2,6-diimidazo[4,5-b:4’,5’-e]pyridinylene-1,4-(2,5-dihydroxy)phenylene} PMC polymer matrix composite RTM resin transfer molding SACMA Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials Association SAF special acrylic fiber SAMPE Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering SWNT single-walled nanotube UHMPE ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene UV ultraviolet VARTM vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding