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Low Cost, Low Weight Composite Structure using Out-Of-Autoclave (OOA) Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87496
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-030-0992
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Low Cost, Low Weight Composite Structure using Out-Of-Autoclave (OOA) Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0228
Award Amount: $79,998.00
 

Abstract:

The increased use of composite materials in aircraft structures has provided airframe manufacturers with greater design flexibility for the production of large highly-loaded structural members with complex geometries. The main constraint on the ability to fabricate large composite aircraft structures is the size of the available autoclave to cure the components. The development of out-of-autoclave (OOA) materials decreases the cost of entry into composites manufacturing programs and allows new opportunities for aircraft designers. The development of new generations of out-of-autoclave materials has enabled the fabrication of large composite structures with nearly identical properties to their autoclave-cured counterparts. The goal of the Phase I Base Program is to develop processing techniques and tooling methods for state-of-the-market out-of-autoclave materials and fabricate a Demonstration Article using the developed process. Both destructive and non-destructive testing shall be performed on the Base Program Demonstration Article and an initial qualification and scalability plan shall be developed based on the resulting data. During the Phase I Option Program, processing techniques shall be developed for an emerging OOA material and those techniques shall be used to fabricate two large-scale Demonstration Articles to demonstrate the repeatability and scalability of the process.

Principal Investigator:

Jay Snider II
Program Manager
3048485929
jsnider@aurora.aero

Business Contact:

Mark Stewart
Contracts Manager
3048485960
mstewart@aurora.aero
Small Business Information at Submission:

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORP.
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541502935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No