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Polymer Bonded Rolling Diaphragms (BRD)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63050
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1635
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Polymer Bonded Rolling Diaphragms (BRD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAH01-03-C-R14
Award Amount: $69,994.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I effort, CRG will conduct a survey on several classes of elastomeric materials to identify promising candidates for use in composite tanks for gelled propellants. The promising elastomeric materials will be evaluated and screened withrespect to their thermal and mechanical properties and their chemical resistance to the gelled propellants, Inhibited Red Fuming Nitric Acid (IRFNA) and MonoMethyl Hydrazine (MMH). We will also develop the processing techniques to bond the selectedelastomeric liners onto fiber-reinforced organic matrix composites and characterize the effectiveness of the adhesion bonding. In addition, we will address scale-up design issues and concerns for the liner manufacturing process in Phase I. The materialsand process technology proposed have a very limited commercial market. There are very few extreme compatibility requirements that are not being met by Teflon and Viton materials in the commercial market. Teflon and Viton have established a very strongcommercial market share and achieved reduce costs due to mass production. The key marketable feature of the technology to be developed is the processing capability. Success will be a manufacturing line able to produce large, single-component, engineeredparts with extreme chemical resistance to specification rather than sheet stock.

Principal Investigator:

Chrysa Theodore
Research Engineer
9373201877
theodorecm@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Hood
President
9373201877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No