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Lightweight Linerless Cryogenic Composite Tanks for Near-Space Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77310
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-241-2572
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Suite D Lafayette, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Lightweight Linerless Cryogenic Composite Tanks for Near-Space Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-07-C-0036
Award Amount: $744,169.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase II SBIR program, CTD will design lightweight, composite satellite bus structures with integrated tanks and pressure vessels. Two key areas of technology will be developed and exploited to bring these lightweight bus structures to fruition. One is the development of an integrated tank system, which will be composed of both conventional and conformal tank concepts. The other is the design of a structure that is of a 'unibody' configuration, in which for this bus assembly, the integrated tanks will function also as the primary structure. Furthermore, these structures will be manufactured in a manner that minimize the need for metallic fitting and mechanical joints. The Phase II effort will combine design and analysis of conformable structures, novel material development and innovative manufacturing techniques to develop and build a prototype integrated tank structure for a specific satellite mission.

Principal Investigator:

Kaushik Mallick
Senior Manager
3036640394
kaushik@ctd-materials.com

Business Contact:

Lori Pike
Contracts Manager
3036640394
lori@ctd-materials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841086947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No