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IMPROVED GASKET MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
5944
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5944
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Horine Engineers, Inc.
Po Box 2027 Los Gatos, CA 95031
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: IMPROVED GASKET MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,818.00
 

Abstract:

IT IS PROPOSED TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY, AND PREPARE A PROTOCOL FOR SYNTHESIZING AND FORMULATING A NEW IMPROVED SILICONE ELASTOMER MATERIAL FOR USE IN ARMY WEAPONRY PACKAGING. THIS MATERIAL WILL HAVE EXTENDED SERVICE COMPARED TO ELASTOMERS CURRENTLY IN USE FOR THIS PURPOSE, AND PRODUCTION COSTS SHOULD BE REASONABLE. THE BEST MEASURE OF MERIT FOR LONG SERVICE LIFE IS LOW STRESS RELAXATION (AND INDIRECTLY LOW COMPRESSION SET). IT IS PROPOSED TO TEST A BASELINE GASKET MATERIAL FOR STRESS RELAXATION AND COMPARE THIS DATA WITH THREE SPECIALTY SILICONE RUBBERS (WITH CHEMICAL SIMILARITIES TO THE NEW MATERIAL) THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN EXPERIMENTAL QUANTITIES. PHYSICAL PROPERTY CHANGES OF THESE ELASTOMERS WILL BE MEASURED UNDER DIFFERENT DEGREES OF COMPRESSION (DEFLECTION) AT 73 DEGREES F, AS WELL AS HIGH (302 DEGREES F) AND LOW (-40 DEGREES F) TEMPERATURES. USING THE TIME-TEMPERATURE SHIFT METHOD (SUPERPOSITIONING), THE ACCELERATED AGING DATA WILL BE CORRELATED INTO A 73 DEGREE F MASTER CURVE, PROJECTING STRESS RELAXATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS (UP TO 20). THE 73 DEGREES F DATA (ONLY A FEW MONTHS TIME PERIOD IN PHASE I) WILL BE USED TO MAKE A PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF THE ADJUSTMENT FACTORS NEEDED FOR USE IN PREDICTING SERVICE LIFE OF ELASTOMERS.

Principal Investigator:

Carlton l horine
4083543759

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Horine Engineers Inc
Po Box 2027 Los Gatos, CA 95031

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