The proposed concept has direct military and commercial aerospace applications as well as applications for any fatigue critical aluminum or titanium structure. An example of a military aerospace application would be the center wing box of the USAF C-130 transport aircraft. This structure has experienced fatigue cracking problems and repair requires extensive rework and down time. The proposed concept could be deployed as a spray and activated on pre-existing fatigue cracks without having to perform a complete teardown. This technology could also be incorporated into the manufacturing process of commercial aircraft as a life extension tool. The self-healing coating would be applied to fatigue critical components and the proposed miniature heating system activated either when damage is detected or at a specified usage lifetime to increase the operational lifetime. The proposed concept directly addresses several of NASA's Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Project milestones including: (1) reducing fatigue crack growth rates by a factor of at least two in aluminum and titanium alloys used in aerospace structures, (2) an integrated self-healing system for in-situ mitigation of structural damage, and (3) mitigation of damage in areas where access is limited. In addition, the concept also has direct applications of fatigue damage in critical metallic structures in space vehicles. By implementing this technology during manufacturing, it is thought that the total fatigue life of structure can be significantly extended. The process could also be used in combination with embedded sensors and activated when damage is detected or without sensors at a predefined lifetime to extend operational life. The activation can be performed remotely or automatically for vehicles in long duration space flights.