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Hybrid Super-Elastometric Seal

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
41341
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41341
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Hybrid Super-Elastometric Seal
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,793.00
 

Abstract:

ITN Energy Systems proposes herein an innovative, new, HYBRID SUPER-ELASTOMETRIC COMPRESSION SEAL for reliable, long life sealing of shipboard horizontal surfaces. Specifically, our concept comprises; Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy core to provide sealing force, Embedded in optimized Elastomer which provides mechanical conformance and survives environments. The function of a seal is simply to prevent leakage of a fluid. Shipboard applications typically use an elastomeric seal confined between two metalic surfaces. Unfortunatly, conventional elastomer seals are prone to leakage due to: Unrecoverable strain (compression set) reduces sealing force; Wear and environmental deradation- formation of leak path INT's Super-Elastomeric Seal concept promises long-life, reliable sealing: Shape memory provides large recoverable strains -maintains high sealing force (no compression set) Elastomer optimized to survive environments and wear Design de-couples seal force requirement from elastomer sealing function.

Principal Investigator:

Cary R. Clark
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
12401 West 49th Ave Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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