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Company Information:

Company Name: Materials Sciences Corporation
City: Horsham
State: PA
Zip+4: 19044-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (215) 542-8400

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $7,077,850.00 96
SBIR Phase II $27,044,918.00 45
STTR Phase I $439,858.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,398,622.00 3

Award List:

COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: E.a. Humphreys
Award Amount: $47,000.00

COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: V. ramnath
Award Amount: $49,268.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a program for the structural evaluations of composite laminates containing high strain graphite fibers and compatible resin systems. the failure analysis methodology will involve the development of lamina allowables based on fiber and matrix properties. the laminate failure… More

A RESEARCH PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WHETHER ECONOMICALLY ATTRACTIVE WEAVE CONSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REINFORCEMENT OF COMPOSITES HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR INHIBITING INTRALAMINAR TRANSVERSE FAILURE MODES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Norris f. dow , INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,000.00
Abstract:
A research program is designed to determine whether economically attractive weave constructions for the reinforcement of composites have the potential for inhibiting intralaminar transverse failure modes. both transverse tension and transverse shear failure modes will be investigated. systematic… More

WOVEN FABRIC REINFORCEMENTS FOR COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Norris F. Dow
Award Amount: $50,000.00

INITIAL IMPACT DAMAGE OF COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Goering
Award Amount: $50,000.00

COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: E.a. Humphreys
Award Amount: $274,925.00
Abstract:
Metal matrix composites (mmc) appear very promising for use in thermally stable satellite structures. high specific moduli and low thermal expansion appear to make these materials ideal for satellite application. extreme thermal stability requirements for satellite sensor mounting structure requires… More

INITIAL IMPACT DAMAGE OF COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Goering
Award Amount: $153,600.00
Abstract:
A technical research program aimed at developing an analytical procedure for investigating the damage produced in composite plates, due to low velocity impact, is proposed. the method outlined in this proposal utilizes a higher order, shear flexible, plate bending finite element. this element… More

COMPONENTS MSC P 1627

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David john barrett , ENGINEER
Award Amount: $39,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research program is directed towards improving the damping of automotive structural and mechanical components. this is accomplished by exploiting the stress coupling of anisotropic composite material structural subsystems for use in laminated constructions. the subsystem is a sandwich… More

COMPOSITE SPECIMEN DESIGN ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: V Ramnath/s N Chatterjee
Award Amount: $49,300.00

WOVEN FABRIC REINFORCEMENTS FOR COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Norris F. Dow
Award Amount: $377,000.00
Abstract:
A study is proposed to develop guidelines for the extension of the technology of weaving triaxial fabrics to provide woven structures having through-the-thickness-running yarns in addition to in-plane triaxial constructions. related works are cited to show that such woven structtures used as… More

CURRENT CARBON FIBERS EXIST WITH MODULI UP TO 140 MSI OR STRENGTHS APPROACHING 1 MSI.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward a humphreys
Award Amount: $49,800.00
Abstract:
Current carbon fibers exist with moduli up to 140 msi or strengths approaching 1 msi. these two exceptional properties do not exist simultaneously within any fiber however. typically, high modulus fibers exhibit low strength while high strength fibers exhibit low modulus. the thrust of the proposed… More

FOR HIGH VELOCITY MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John j kibler
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This program will develop a material specifically for joining highly mis-matched materials for high velocity missiles. it will be demonstrated that graphite fiber reinforced metal matrix composite materials can be produced with tailorable thermal expansion properties within a panel. a material which… More

MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sailendra n chatterjee
Award Amount: $49,810.00
Abstract:
Modeling will be performed for (i) effects of anisotropy and nonhomogeneity on the three-dimensional stress field near shallow surface cuts in thick laminates for the prediction of first ligament failure; and (ii) growth of delaminations near surface flaws in laminated plates and shells under… More

PRELIMINARY DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank j schwan
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this phase i study is to establish the feasibility of designing and fabricating a roadway surfacing system of composite materials. the study will be conducted in several steps. preliminary design tradeoff studies will identify the best materials and geometric configurations.… More

MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sailendra n chatterjee
Award Amount: $49,860.00
Abstract:
An attempt will be made to characterize fracture behavior and toughness of selected metal matrix systems with the help of (i) semi-empirical methods and elastic analyses developed over the last decade for laminated systems where plastic zone size is small, (ii) accurate and approximate elastoplastic… More

COMPOSITE SPECIMEN DESIGN ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: V Ramnath/s N Chatterjee
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Test specimen designs for determining in-plane shear properties of fiber reinforced composites will be reviewed and a few will be selected for detailed elastic stress analyses based on this review. 2-d analyses will be performed for a number of material configurations and types with due… More

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIAL EVALUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sailendra n chatterjee
Award Amount: $49,900.00
Abstract:
Currently used anisotropic yield criteria for unidirectional fiber reinforced composites under multiaxial stress states will be critically reviewed for modeling elastroplastic and pseudo-plastic responses of metal and organix matrix composites, respectively. use of micromechanics based models will… More

ANALYSIS OF THE PROPERTIES OF SOLID PROPELLANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian j sulliven
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The object of this phase i study is to establish the feasibility of modeling solid propellants, consisting of energetic binders containingvarious filler materials, as particulate composites and using existing methods for composite property analysis. interactions of constituents will be studied to… More

HIGH ENERGY DENSITY COMPOSITE FLYWHEELS FOR SPACE-BASED ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Jonathan C Goering
Award Amount: $48,685.00

HIGH ENERGY DENSITY COMPOSITE FLYWHEELS FOR SPACE-BASED ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Jonathan C Goering
Award Amount: $455,000.00
Abstract:
A technical research program directed towards the study of high energy density flywheels is planned. a new flywheel concept that incorporates features of both disk and rim storage flywheels will be investigated. this concept uses a number of concentric but separate composite rings as the primary… More

IMPACT DAMAGE CHARACTERIZATION OF CARBON-CARBON SATELLITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kent w buesking
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Carbon-carbon composites are being considered as future satellite materials because they exhibit high stiffness, low density, near zero thermal expansions, and excellent thermal shock resistance. these satellites must be designed to withstand attacks from laser, nuclear and kinetic energy weapons.… More

ACOUSTIC-ELASTIC WAVE VELOCITIES IN METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr chian-fong yen
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The acoustoelastic response of composites is expected to depend on the acoustoelastic properties of the phases as well as the residual and applied stresses in each phase of the composite. the proposed research aims at obtaining analytical relationships of this dependence in two phase media with… More

ANALYSIS OF EFFECTS OF MICROSTRUCTURE AND GEOMETRY OF GUIDED ELASTIC WAVES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Sailendra N Chatterjee
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ANALYSIS OF EFFECTS OF MICROSTRUCTURE AND GEOMETRY OF GUIDED ELASTIC WAVES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Sailendra N Chatterjee
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Abstract:
Analytical studies will be performed for obtaining dispersion relations between wave velocities and wave lengths for plate wave motions in laminated plates made of oriented transversely isotropic fiber composite layers. group velocities, mode shapes, stress amplitudes and direction of energy flux… More

DEVELOPMENT OF ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA IN CARBON-CARBON MATERIALS FOR SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian J Sullivan
Award Amount: $49,975.00

CRITICAL DEFECT ASSESSMENT FOR NEW COMPOSITE AND HYBRID MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sailendra N Chatterjee
Award Amount: $49,966.00

CRITICAL DEFECT ASSESSMENT FOR NEW COMPOSITE AND HYBRID MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sailendra N Chatterjee
Award Amount: $365,200.00
Abstract:
Composites have matured to a point where different forms of hybrids are being manufactured so that the best characteristics of each constituent may be utilized for critical applications. failure modes and characteristics of hybrid composites and laminates are influenced by the constituents within… More

COMPOSITE GEARCASES FOR SHIP MAIN PROPULSION GEARS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Ronald Bucinell
Award Amount: $50,519.00
Abstract:
Incorporation of constrained layer damping techniques into advanced polymer and metal matrix composite materials offer numerous advantages for reducing weight and enhancing the vibration and noise damping characteristics of navy gearcases. the successful incorporation of these materials into the… More

DEVELOPMENT OF ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA IN CARBON-CARBON MATERIALS FOR SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian J Sullivan
Award Amount: $560,882.00
Abstract:
Carbon-carbon (c-c) composites are an attractive class of materials for space system components. they posses high stiffness and strength to density ratios, high thermal conductivity, near zero thermal expansions, and excellent thermal shock resistance. these materials, however, due to the nature of… More

FAILURE CRITERIA FOR CARBON-CARBON APPLICABLE TO CONTOURED WOVEN ITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,987.00

FAILURE CRITERIA FOR CARBON-CARBON APPLICABLE TO CONTOURED WOVEN ITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $493,470.00
Abstract:
This project will develop an analytical model capable of predicting failure of carbon-carbon (c-c) materials. the model will build upon the firm's in-house c-c analysis codes and will develop demonstrated capability to predict failure of c-c composites. in particular, methods for analyzing c-c… More

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED DESIGN AND AUTOMATED FIBER PLACEMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo
Award Amount: $53,047.00

Nondestructive Evaluation of Reinforced Ceramics for Radomes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chatterjee
Award Amount: $50,200.00

DETECTION OF THERMAL DAMAGE IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian J. Sullivan, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,116.00
Abstract:
e interpretation of the NDE signals.

AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPT FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: B Walter Rosen
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Cost and Weight Reduction of V-22 Composite Drive Shafts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark L. Jones, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $82,966.00

INTELLIGENT DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR POLYMERS AND POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Crystal H. Newton, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $217,318.00
Abstract:
The development of an intelligent database management system permits addressing two problems with polumer and polymer matrix composite materials data. the data need a database to serve as a focal point for archiving and reference. in addition, frequently a complete set of data from a material is not… More

Nondestructive Evaluation of Reinforced Ceramics for Radomes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chatterjee
Award Amount: $439,428.00
Abstract:
Fiber reinforced ceramics for future generation radomes and suitable nondestructive test methods for their evaluation will be considered. Types, sizes, locations of possible flaws and anomalies in fiber architecture and other microstructural details of materials in use and of new materials under… More

Process Simulation for Chemical Vapor Infiltrated Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Jones, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $58,556.00
Abstract:
The Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI) process for the manufacture of ceramic matrix composites (CMC's) has a number of inherent advantages over other methods: benign, low temperature process; stoichiometric matrices; complex shape and large scale production potential. The basic process is also… More

Composite Designs for the V-22 Cockpit Cage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jerry Rubinsky
Award Amount: $68,197.00
Abstract:
The opportunity represented by this proposal is to reduce the weight and fabrication costs of the V-22 Osprey cockpit cage by introducing weight efficient composites into the design of this component. As the trend towards advanced aircraft continues, weight savings becomes a critical parameter in… More

Ice Impact Protection for Thin Skin Composite Laminates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chian Fong Yen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $67,490.00
Abstract:
The primary structural requirement of V-22 fuselage panels is to retain integrity in a post-buckled state under panel compression and shear loads. However, during certain flight conditions, these panels are subjected to impact by high velocity ice shards (300 to 500 knots) shed from the rotor… More

Non-Eroding Nozzle Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John J. Kibler, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $67,663.00

INTELLIGENT DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR POLYMERS AND POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Crystal H. Newton, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,645.00

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED DESIGN AND AUTOMATED FIBER PLACEMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The opportunity is to develop an innovative design system for composite parts with complex shapes which integrates advanced materials modeling techniques, structural optimization and automated software for manufacturing process development. the proposed program will explore the development of the… More

Durability Modeling of Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark L. Jones, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $68,029.00
Abstract:
High temperature fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMC's) show much promise for application in current and future generation aeropropulsion systems. These materials systems possess a combination of properties: light-weight, high strength, high temperature capability, and non-brittle… More

Non-Eroding Nozzle Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John J. Kibler, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $485,832.00
Abstract:
Non eroding nozzle materials can provide significant increases in the precision of positioning systems for spacecraft, as well as for improved predictability of the behavior of these systems. The proper combination of materials and reinforcement geometries can provide low eroding material at the… More

Intelligent Database For Space Environment Effects On Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Crystal H. Newton , Project Engineer
Award Amount: $64,894.00

Development and Full Scale Demonstration of an Integrated Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Composite Material Modeling for Blast Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark L. Jones, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
Replacement of the heavy metallic materials with light weight composite materials in the USMC vehicle crew protection kit (CPK) presents an opportunity for large weight savings with a pay-off in increased pay load and mobility. Analytical tools were used very successfully during the design… More

Cost/Performance Models for Composite Aircraft and Missile Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark L. Jones, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,890.00
Abstract:
The development of advanced composite materials has traditionally be en driven towards systems which promise increased strength, higher stiffness, or greater damage tolerance. However, the introduction of a new material in an airframe or missile structure is associated with a heavy cost burden.… More

Energy Dissipation Characterization and Design Methodology for Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sailendra N. Chatterjee,
Award Amount: $69,892.00
Abstract:
Various damages develop in composite laminates. Significant load re distribution can occur due to growth of such damages. The strain energy dissipation (SED) approach and associated specimens provide a means for quick and efficient characterization of the linear and nonlinear responses at the… More

Non-Eroding Materials for Missile Control Fins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John J. Kibler, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,301.00

AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPT FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: B Walter Rosen
Award Amount: $299,555.00
Abstract:
Material and structural damping is required in many applications wherein suppression of unwanted dynamic displacements can be critical. while active control can provide such suppression, the complexity and cost penalties associated with active systems reduce their attractiveness. passive material… More

Non-Eroding Materials for Missile Control Fins

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John J. Kibler, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $741,685.00
Abstract:
Non-eroding missile control fin materials can provide significant increases in the precision of positioning systems for missiles, as well as for improved predictability of the behavior of these systems. The proper combination of materials and reinforcement geometries can provide low eroding… More

Cost and Weight Reduction of V-22 Composite Drive Shafts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark L. Jones, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $502,360.00
Abstract:
The need to minimize structural weight in meeting range and performance goals has driven the V-22 to a heavy reliance on composite materials. Among the V-22 composite structures are the pylon drive shafts which inter-connect each engine to both rotors, and allow emergency V-22 single engine… More

Composite Flexible Couplings for Naval Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Jones, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,559.00
Abstract:
Flexible couplings are an integral component of rotorcraft drive systems, and are used to accommodate small axial and angular misalignments between connecting drive shafts. Composite materials offer a number of advantages over metallic materials in coupling applications in terms of increased… More

Low Energy Impact Damage Evaluation of Thin Walled Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chian-fong Yen
Award Amount: $98,797.00
Abstract:
Fibers with high stiffness and strength are now being widely used in the construction of composite cylinders for rocket motor cases and launch tubes to minimize their structural mass. Experimental testing has shown that these composite materials exhibit a real susceptibility to structural damage… More

Failure And Damage Tolerance Of Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sailendra N. Chatterjee , RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,950.00

Low Energy Impact Damage Evaluation of Thin Walled Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chian-fong Yen
Award Amount: $733,706.00
Abstract:
Fibers with high stiffness and strength are now being widely used in the construction of composite cylinders for rocket motor cases and launch tubes to minimize their structural mass. Experimental testing has shown that these composite materials exhibit a real susceptibility to structural damage… More

High temperature multifunctional core material for lightweight sciences corporation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Cassin
Award Amount: $99,925.00
Abstract:
Cored fiberglass composites are currently being used as structural materials on several Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) programs. They are also viable candidates for new designs for the LPD class and DD21 surface ship platforms. The challenge imposed upon these material systems is that not… More

Fire resistant organic composite materail

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Cassin
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
Vinylester resin is the workhorse of the boat and marine industry. This family of resin is low in cost, low in viscosity, chemically resistant, and possesses a cure cycle that ranges from room temperature for methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) peroxide to dicumyl peroxide for elevated cure vinylester . As… More

Nondestructive Evaluation of Composite Core Structures (MSC P0B16-901)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Cassin
Award Amount: $69,960.00

Development of Lightweight, Durable Composite Components for the AAAV (MSC P0A04-906)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo PE
Award Amount: $69,922.00

Nondestructive Evaluation of Composite Core Structures (MSC P0B16-901)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Cassin
Award Amount: $291,807.00

Development of Lightweight, Durable Composite Components for the AAAV (MSC P0A04-906)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo
Award Amount: $597,103.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CLEMSON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Chian-Fong Yen, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $99,938.00
RI Contact: Richard V. Gregory

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Chian-Fong Yen, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $99,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chian-Fong Yen, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $67,137.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $64,371.00

Evaluation of Composite Joints in General Aviation (GA) Structures (MSC P1S21-118)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,793.00
Abstract:
Simple, yet accurate engineering analytical tools will be developed for the evaluation of strength, durability and damage tolerance of composite bonded joints used in General Aviation (GA) structures with due consideration to adherend and adhesive thickness variations used (or present) in such… More

Magnetic Fluxgate Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Sensor for Structural Integrity Monitoring Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chian-Fong Yen, Vice President
Award Amount: $722,988.00
Abstract:
The objective of the work proposed herein is to refine and validate a fully integrated design tool for performance evaluation of armor systems consisting of ceramic front tiles and composite backplates. This tool will have applicability in the developmentof various multifunctional armor systems… More

Strain Rate Effects in Ballistic Analyses of Bonded & Co-Cured Composite Structures (MSC P1G26-106)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chian-Fong Yen, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase I study is to develop a fully integrated design tool for performance evaluation of bonded/co-cured composite structures subject to ballistic and hydrodynamic loading. This tool will have the applicability in the development ofemerging military air vehicles with enhanced… More

A Linked Engineering Knowledge Base Tool-Set for Textile Composite Material Forms (MSC P11G26-105)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
It is expected that accelerated insertion of materials (AIM) will be facilitated through development of linked engineered material databases, that are capable of conducting quick virtual testing of new materials, that is supplemented by limited physicaltesting, rather than proceeding directly to… More

High Adhesion Marking Paint for Portland Cement Concrete

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
Material systems that meet the insertion loss (IL) requirements of current acoustic windows have been shown to have difficulty meeting the structural properties required for undersea operation. In this proposal, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC)outlines a research program to develop and… More

Outfitting Attachment Systems For Composite Sandwich Structure (MSC P1B16-116)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF MISSISSIPPI
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,967.00
RI Contact: James Vaughan
Abstract:
An engineering team consisting of Materials Sciences Corporation and the University of Mississippi proposes to use detailed stress analysis and automated optimization techniques to devise novel fasteners that may be used to attach outfitting items tocomposite sandwich structures. The planned… More

3D Woven Composites for New and Innovative Impact and Penetration Resistant Systems (MSC P1T05-114)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
Principal Investigator: Chian-Fong Yen
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Richard V. Gregory
Abstract:
The objective of the work proposed herein is to develop innovative methodologies and techniques for the use of 3D woven composites with enhanced structural and ballistic characteristics for wide ranges of armor and structural applications. A family of 3Dintegrally woven composites, which utilizes… More

A Linked Engineering Knowledge Base Tool-Set for Textile Composite Materials Forms (MSC P1G26-146)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $749,803.00
Abstract:
"It is expected that accelerated insertion of materials (AIM) will be facilitated through development of linked engineered material databases, that are capable of conducting quick virtual testing of new materials, that is supplemented by limited physicaltesting, rather than proceeding directly to… More

Innovative Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials for Acoustic Window Applications (MSC P1B16-214)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $749,507.00
Abstract:
"Low insertion loss material systems currently used for sonar windows have been shown to have difficulty meeting the structural properties required for undersea operation. The objective of the research program presented in this proposal is to demonstrateinnovative fiber reinforced composite… More

Outfitting Attachment Systems for Composite Sandwich Structure (MSC P1B16-211)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The University of Mississippi
Principal Investigator: Gerald V. Flanagan, Technical Director
Award Amount: $400,000.00
RI Contact: Alice M. Clark
Abstract:
"Sandwich panels will be used extensively in topside structure for future Navy ships. One missing piece of technology needed for this application is a robust, easy-to-install method for attaching the myriad of outfitting items required in a ship. The MSCapproach to solving this problem is to design… More

Neutron and Electron Beam Instrumentation (MSC P1A20-205)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald V. Flanagan
Award Amount: $99,802.00
Abstract:
70728 The neutron energy levels desired for the next generation of neutron choppers, used in materials science research, require rotational speeds that exceed the capabilities of traditional materials. Advanced composite materials offer the capability of obtaining the speeds desired, along… More

Evaluation of Composite Joints in General Aviation Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Gerald Flanagan, Technical Director
Award Amount: $288,300.00
Abstract:
During the Phase I program, MSC demonstrated a powerful new software tool designed for the analysis of bonded joints in General Aviation (GA) aircraft. The tool can handle the complex geometry and boundary conditions found in typical joints, and has been shown to be exceptionally accurate. An… More

Evaluation of Composite Joints in General Aviation Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Gerald Flanagan, Technical Director
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
During the Phase I program, MSC demonstrated a powerful new software tool designed for the analysis of bonded joints in General Aviation (GA) aircraft. The tool can handle the complex geometry and boundary conditions found in typical joints, and has been shown to be exceptionally accurate. An… More

Simplified Analytical Procedure for Prediction of Fracture Damage in Composite Structures (MSC P1B16-203)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gerald V. Flanagan, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,948.00
Abstract:
"A software package is needed that can efficiently model typical composite bonded and co-cured joints used in Naval ship construction. This package must be able to accurately compute the strain-energy-release-rate for user defined cracks. MaterialsSciences Corporation (MSC) has an existing code… More

Life Prediction of Composite Pressure Vessels (MSC P1T39-232)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $119,893.00
Abstract:
The Army and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies make extensive use of composite over-wrapped pressure vessels (COPV); applications include missile sensor cooling containers to gas storage for life-support systems. The research program outlined byMaterials Sciences Corporation (MSC) in this… More

Air Blast & Ballistic Impact Damage Evaluation of Marine Composite Structures (MSC P1T11-303)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chian-Fong Yen, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase I work is to develop simple analytical material/structural element models that characterize the deformation and damage of Naval vessel composite structures subjected to conventional weapon effects. This includes external andinternal blast and ballistic loading. This tool… More

Life Prediction Methods for Composite Over-wrapped Pressure Vessels (MSC P1T39-316)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Vice President & Technica
Award Amount: $729,975.00
Abstract:
The Army and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies make extensive use of composite over-wrapped pressure vessels (COPV); applications include missile sensor cooling containers to gas storage for life-support systems. The program outlined by MaterialsSciences Corporation (MSC) focuses on… More

Simplified Analytical Procedure for Prediction of Fracture Damage in Composite Structures (MSC P1B16-203)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gerald Flanagan, Technical Director
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
A software package is needed that can efficiently model typical composite bonded and co-cured joints used in Naval ship construction. This package must be able to accurately compute the strain-energy-release-rate for user defined cracks. During the PhaseI, Materials Sciences Corporation… More

Simplified Analytical Procedure for Prediction of Fracture Damage in Composite Structures (MSC P1B16-203)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gerald Flanagan, Technical Director
Award Amount: $449,996.00
Abstract:
A software package is needed that can efficiently model typical composite bonded and co-cured joints used in Naval ship construction. This package must be able to accurately compute the strain-energy-release-rate for user defined cracks. During the PhaseI, Materials Sciences Corporation… More

Innovative Materials and Designs for Joint Strike Fighter Lift Fan Drive Shaft (MSC P1A12-401)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate lightweight, low cost, drive shaft concepts for use in high performance rotating engine drive systems, with specific focus on the STOVL lift fan system. The product of Phase I of the SBIR program outlined in this proposal will be a… More

High Attenuation Thermal Barriers for the AAAV (MSC P1B16-327)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Structural vibrations and heat produced by high output turbo-machinery can adversely impact the performance of nearby personnel and contribute to costly and premature failure of equipment within the AAAV. The product of the SBIR program outlined in this proposal is a lightweight composite structural… More

Ballistic Missile System Composite Materials and Structures - NDE for Porosity (MSC P1F46-411)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sailendra N. Chatterjee, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Pulse echo ultrasonic waveform measurements will be used for NDE of composites for quantification of porosity. A software based on statistical and mathematical methods will be developed for identifying the time regions of interest (the echo region), denoising the signal and analyzing the processed… More

Neutron and Electron Beam Instrumentation (MSC P1R46-335)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald V. Flanagan, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
75161-Current and future DOE neutron facilities, used for materials science research, lack the reliable, high-rotating-speed, large-aperture choppers needed to deliver maximum neutron fluxes at optimal band-width resolution. The traditional practice of using monolithic metallic rotors runs into… More

Advanced Structural Development for the Personnel Transport Module (PTM) (MSC P1T11-409)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
The Personnel Transport Module (PTM) is a modularized structure developed by the Navy to increase the capability of the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) to transport personnel and protect occupants from the elements inherent in an amphibious environment. Improvements in the durability, corrosion… More

Innovative Pultruded Panel Designs for Ship Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Technology Director
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Advanced composite material systems have shown great promise for satisfying the future needs of Naval combatants for the next century. Specific platform goals such as lighter weight, stealth, longer service life and reduced fabrication costs have required the use of multifunctional composite… More

Structurally Efficient, Low-Cost Joining Techniques (MSC P1T11-403)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Katherine A. McKinney, Associate Engineer
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The proposed development effort will use novel load transfer mechanisms to significantly increase the load carrying capacity of T-joints and Cruciform-joints for composite sandwich panels. The approach is to directly transfer load using core inserts or direct tension ties between panels. Many of the… More

Pultruded Composite Structures for Cargo Stowage Systems (MSC P1T11-429)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Conventional cargo stowage systems (CSS) aboard Navy ships employ a steel rail diagonal dunnage system that is heavy and requires extensive use of wood block fillers between the stanchions and cargo to properly secure and restrain the cargo. In order to reduce shipboard weight and maintenance… More

Air Blast & Ballistic Impact Damage Evaluation of Marine Composite Structures (MSC P1T11-437)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Vice President and Techni
Award Amount: $599,948.00
Abstract:
U.S. Navy warships of the 21st century will likely use fiber-reinforced composites in the topside structure. As a result, enhancing resistance to high-energy blast/ballistic loading has become a priority to ensure the survivability of the composite structures. Because of the wide range of design… More

Development of Joint Strike Fighter Lift Fan Drive Shaft (MSC P5044)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate lightweight, low cost, drive shaft concepts for use in high performance rotating engine drive systems, with specific focus on the STOVL life fan system. During the Phase I program, a proof-of-concept prototype tube was fabricated to… More

High Strength Nanomaterials Fiber for Lightweight Composite Missile Cases (MSC P1T39-432)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $119,945.00
Abstract:
Solid rocket motor cases for advanced tactical missile systems use lightweight, high strength composite materials to achieve high propellant mass fractions and increase overall propulsion system efficiency. Meeting the increasingly more demanding missile and propulsion system performance goals for… More

Development of a Structural Damage Assessment System (MSC P5004)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Vice President & Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
The product of the SBIR program outlined in this proposal is a damage assessment system designed to quickly provide data on the health of a composite structure. Emphasis is placed on development of a structural damage assessment system (SDAS) that enables integration of various NDE techniques with… More

Development of Low-Cost Fiber Reinforced Materials for Sonar Domes (MSC P5027)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Vice President & Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Legacy material systems (e.g., steel reinforced rubber) that meet the insertion loss (IL) requirements of current acoustic windows have been shown to have difficulty meeting the structural and damage tolerance goals associated with U.S. Navy undersea operations. Newer tuned core sandwich concepts,… More

Very Lightweight High Tenacity Fabric for High Altitude Airships (MSC P1F46-446)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
Improved lightweight fabric materials and constructions are needed to meet the multifunctional performance requirements (e.g., high tensile strength, fatigue strength, durability, environmental resistance) for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) High Altitude Airship (HAA). The proposed research… More

Hybrid Textile-Based Multi-Layered Flexible System for Penetration Resistance (MSC P5016)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CLEMSON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $99,972.00
RI Contact: Bhuvenesh C. Goswami
Abstract:
The currently fielded Interceptor Body Armor System employs an Outer Tactical Vest (OTV) made of lightweight fabric material with Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPIs) for protection against fragmentation, small arms and rifle-fired threats. The SAPI plates are rigid and brittle, limiting their… More

Pultruded Composite Structures for Cargo Stowage Systems (MSC P5053)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $749,949.00
Abstract:
Conventional cargo stowage systems aboard Navy ships employ an inefficient, heavy steel rail diagonal dunnage system that requires costly, time-consuming labor operations for installation and maintenance and extensive use of wood block spacers to properly secure and restrain cargo against the… More

Structurally Efficient, Low-Cost Joining Techniques (MSC P5042)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Katie Manninen, Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $748,454.00
Abstract:
There is a need to increase load capacity of joints in Navy ships using fiber reinforced composite sandwich construction. The strength of most joints currently used is limited by the relatively low interlaminar properties of the composite materials being joined. The innovative T-Joints being… More

Development of a Structural Damage Assessment System (MSC P6021)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Vice President and Techni
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Current methods for conducting non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of U.S. Navy structures require significant time and manpower. Inspections are typically carried out via point-by-point measurement techniques that sometimes require erection of significant scaffolding to access the structure and… More

High Strength Nanomaterials Fiber for Lightweight Composite Missile Cases (MSC P5019)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $729,947.00
Abstract:
In order to meet more challenging performance goals for next-generation tactical missile systems, significant improvements in material and structural performance are needed. While recent developments in carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced composite material technology offer the promise for substantial… More

Advanced Composites Research to Reduce Cost (MSC P6016)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF DELAWARE
Principal Investigator: Carol Stager, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,987.00
RI Contact: Dirk Heider
Abstract:
The high manufacturing success rate achieved in the fabrication of glass fabric laminates and sandwich constructions using the Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer molding (VARTM) process has not been duplicated for carbon fabric parts due to the slower, more complex flow processes that occur in carbon… More

Multi-functional Polymers for Composite Structures (MSC P6026)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Filament wound composite structures employed in high performance tactical missile systems are susceptible to catastrophic failure from impact and thermal loading. The use of composite case technology provides some inherent advantages over metallic cases in that the pressure containment capability… More

Advanced Structural Development of an Interior, Elevated Decking System (MSC P6001)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
There is a critical need to replace the current honeycomb decking systems in service on Navy ships. Installation of current elevated decking systems is labor intensive and frequent, expensive maintenance is required to repair or replace deck panels that are easily damaged under heavy foot traffic… More

Multifunctional Hybrid Textiles for Integrated Heat Shield/Airframe Structures(MSC P6037)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Advanced missile defense interceptors will require improved solutions for integrating thermal protection systems and high strength composite airframe structures to meet the performance goals for lightweight, low cost, ablative/insulation performance, lightning strike protection, resistance to… More

Fire Integrity in Advanced Ship Structures (MSC P7002)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Simon Chung, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
One critical concern in using advanced materials, such as composite materials and aluminum, in navy ship structures is their structural reliability under fire. Under a previous Navy program, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) developed a novel and sophisticated analysis system for the assessment… More

Fiber Reinforced Composite Hull and Topside Structures for Air Cushioned Vehicles (MSC P7003)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
The current aluminum hull and topside structure on LCAC are prone to corrosion and erosion due to the harsh salt-laden marine environment in which they operate. Improving durability, corrosion resistance, acoustic insulation and life cycle cost of the air cushioned vehicle (ACV) structure at… More

Power Transmission Shafting for Air Cushion Vehicles (MSC P7001)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate lightweight, low cost, drive shaft concepts for use in high performance rotating engine drive systems, with specific focus on the power transmission system of the Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) and future air cushion vehicles, such as the… More

High Strength, High Modulus Nano-Composite Missile Structures (MSC P7017)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The Army has expressed a need for developing lighter weight alternatives to replace the aluminum structural components currently used in high performance missile systems. While advances have been made in formulating chopped carbon fiber composites with improved mechanical strength and stiffness at… More

Innovative Materials for the SQS-53C Sonar Dome (MSC P6033)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Technical Director
Award Amount: $2,223,411.00
Abstract:
Legacy material systems that meet the insertion loss (IL) requirements of current acoustic windows have been shown to have difficulty meeting the structural and damage tolerance goals associated with U.S. Navy undersea operations. Newer tuned core sandwich concepts, while showing promise to improve… More

Advanced Composites Research to Reduce Cost

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF DELAWARE, CCM
Principal Investigator: Simon Chung, Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $498,814.00
RI Contact: Dirk Heider
Abstract:
The high manufacturing success rate achieved in glass fabric/sandwich constructions fabrications using the Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) process has not been duplicated for carbon fabric parts. The purpose of this program is to develop and demonstrate an Enhanced Modeling Infusion… More

Carbon Nanofibers, Testing, and Fabrication (MSC P7027)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Current satellite structures and spacecraft components utilize carbon fiber reinforced composites to achieve low weight, high stiffness, strength and multifunctional performance capability. In order to meet the multifunctional performance and weight goals for future satellite systems and spacecraft… More

Synergistic Composite Design Data Approaches to Support both Propulsion and Airframe Applications (MSC P8030)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Vice President & Technical Director
Award Amount: $79,956.00
Abstract:
Development and use of new (composite) materials is imperative for continued advancement of airframe and engine systems. It is expected that this accelerated insertion of materials can be facilitated through development and validation of analytical models that guide and supplement experimental… More

Multi-functional Polymers for Composite Structures (MSC P7011)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Projects Manager
Award Amount: $729,898.00
Abstract:
Conventional approaches to developing Insensitive Munitions (IM) solutions for composite rocket motor cases have involved the development of improved energetic material formulations combined with various techniques to achieve venting of the composite case structure prior to propellant ignition and… More

Fiber Reinforced Composite Hull and Topside Structures for Air Cushioned Vehicles (MSC P8035)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Vice President & Technica
Award Amount: $599,977.00
Abstract:
The current aluminum hull and topside structure on LCAC are prone to corrosion and erosion due to the harsh salt-laden marine environment in which they operate. Improving durability, corrosion resistance, acoustic insulation and life cycle cost of the air cushioned vehicle (ACV) structure at minimum… More

High Strength, High Modulus Nano-Composite Missile Structures (MSC P8024)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Simon Chung, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $729,992.00
Abstract:
The use of lightweight, high strength carbon fiber reinforced composites in rocket motor cases has provided the ability to increase the propellant mass fraction, extend range and/or increase velocity for advanced tactical missile systems. While continuous fiber reinforced composites are being used… More

ADVANCED DESIGN AND LIFE PREDICTION METHODOLGY FOR POLYMERIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENTS (MSC P8045)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony A. Caiazzo, Vice President & Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
Advanced polymer matrix composite materials offer the potential to reduce the weight of 21st century aircraft. However, a general methodology to assess the initial and lifetime response of complex material architectures with growing damage has not been demonstrated. The goal of this research plan… More

Composite Damage Evaluation Tool (MSC P8053)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gerald V. Flanagan, Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) has plans to modify and enhance an existing modeling approach for damaged composites to address the problem of damage evaluation and repair in composite structures. The discrete damage space homogenization method, or DDSHM, uses a finite element model of a… More

Novel Experimental and Analytical Methods for Designing Damage Tolerant Composite Structures (MSC P9047)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
Composite materials often represent the most weight efficient and lowest cost solutions for airframe structures. Many of these structures are in areas that are susceptible to incidental impact damage and require adequate residual strength after impact for specified periods of service. Current… More

Composite Damage Evaluation Tool (MSC P9036)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gerald Flanagan, Senior Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $749,931.00
Abstract:
Materials Sciences Corporation has developed a structural analysis process that involves including crack-type damage at the micromechanics level using a representative volume element (RVE) of a composite and explicitly modeled cracks. The system interrogates the RVE for all possible crack states… More

Hybrid 4D Braided Textiles for High Pressure Layflat Hoseline (MSC P 9052)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,906.00
Abstract:
High pressure, layflat hoselines are used in Army water and fuel systems to transport bulk fluid over long distances to provide ease of storage, layout, set-up and retrieval. In order to meet the Armyf?Ts need for an improved hoseline with a higher working pressure (740 psi) and capability to meet… More

Durability Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials (MSC P 9053)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $119,901.00
Abstract:
The use of multi-functional composite laminates, including lightweight composite armor panels is increasing on U.S. Army platforms. Future Army Light Tactical Vehicles (LTV), including the Joint Light Tactical vehicles (JLTV) will most likely contain lightweight, armored composite panels that offer… More

Embedded Acoustic Sensors on the Surface of Composite Sonar Domes and Aluminum Hull Sections (MSC P2102)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $79,973.00
Abstract:
The Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC) is seeking innovative methods for developing low cost conformal sensor arrays. The embedded sensor solution must be robust from the standpoint of installation, connectivity, and in-service durability. To address this need, Materials Sciences Corporation and… More

Multi-Material Structures (MSC P9044)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
Minimizing corrosion is a constant challenge to the ship design community. Fiber-reinforced polymers are generally corrosion resistant; in fact glass fiber reinforced composites may be fastened or joined with almost any fastener material to metals without fear of galvanic corrosion. However, carbon… More

Innovative Damping Technologies (MSC P9045)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
Marine composite structures can be subjected to continuous excitation forces when underway. Acoustic treatments such as damping tiles have been shown to be effective but can add significant parasitic weight and manufacturing and maintenance complexity to the vehicle. In this proposal, Materials… More

Defects and Damage in Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) Implications for Component Life Prediction (MSC P2138)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Senior Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
A physics-based life prediction methodology for ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) which can account for the component operating environment (thermal, structural, chemical) in the context of realistic defects and damage has not been sufficiently demonstrated. The innovation offered by this proposal is… More

High-Strength, Lightweight Material for a Bridge Applications (MSC P4007)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Theodore Campbell, Chief Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $99,014.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to review and develop a new material system for military bridge application. This material system is optimized to meet all of the Army"s desired requirements including specific stiffness, specific strength, durability, fatigue, wear, and environmental… More

Process Modeling and Analysis Tools for Thermoplastic Composite Missile Structures (MSC P4030)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Senior Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $149,926.00
Abstract:
Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites (TPMCs) offer significant benefits for high performance composite structures for aviation and missile applications. Despite these advantages, TPMC materials and processing methods are not sufficiently characterized compared to most thermoset… More

Novel Experimental and Analytical Methods for Designing Damage Tolerant Composite Structures (MSC P2121)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
Composite materials often represent the most weight efficient and lowest cost solutions for airframe structures. Many of these structures are in areas that are susceptible to incidental impact damage and require adequate residual strength after impact for specified periods of service. Current… More

Durability Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials (MSC P 2128)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $719,402.00
Abstract:
The use of multi-functional composite laminates, including lightweight composite panels, is increasing on U.S. Army tactical vehicles. These advanced polymer matrix composite materials offer the potential to reduce the weight of next generation Army tactical platforms, as well as provide increased… More

Multi-Material Structures (MSC P4020)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $749,238.00
Abstract:
Minimizing corrosion is a constant challenge to the ship design community. Fiber-reinforced polymers are generally corrosion resistant; in fact glass fiber reinforced composites may be fastened or joined with almost any fastener material to metals without fear of galvanic corrosion. However, carbon… More

Innovative Damping Technologies (MSC P4021)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $749,948.00
Abstract:
Marine composite structures can be subjected to continuous excitation forces when underway. Acoustic treatments such as damping tiles have been shown to be effective but can add significant parasitic weight and manufacturing and maintenance complexity to the vehicle. In this proposal, Materials… More

Embedded Acoustic Sensors on the Surface of Composite Sonar Domes and Aluminum Hull Sections (MSC P4027)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $999,927.00
Abstract:
The Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC) is seeking innovative methods for developing low cost conformal sensor arrays. The embedded sensor solution must be robust from the standpoint of installation, connectivity, and in-service durability. To address this need, Materials Sciences Corporation and… More

Residual Property Prediction for Damaged Composite Structures (MSC P 4091)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Devlin Hayduke, Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $149,990.00
Abstract:
Advanced composite material systems are vital to the development of lightweight, multi-functional Army missile systems. In addition to reducing the weight of the structure, these material systems provide the ability to expand the function of the structure by tailoring stiffness and strength… More

Advanced Structural Development for Naval Hovercraft Ramps (MSC P4033)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $149,964.00
Abstract:
The current welded aluminum ramps on the Navy"s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft are prone to damage related to extreme vehicle and seaway load requirements in combination with corrosion and erosion due to the harsh salt-laden marine environment in which they operate. Improving… More

Innovative Approaches for Predicting Galvanic Effects of Dissimilar Material Interfaces (MSC P4039)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthony Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $79,950.00
Abstract:
The use of multiple materials on aircraft can result in galvanic corrosion, accelerated by the aggressive Navy operational environment. Traditional approaches to minimizing the galvanic activity of structural designs rely heavily on sealants, coatings, and other barrier techniques, all of which may… More

Surface Combatant Composite Mid-Frequency Sonar Dome (MSC P4063)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anthnoy Caiazzo, Chief Technical Officer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $79,984.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) and its manufacturing partner Seemann Composites Inc. (SCI) have defined several synergistic material science innovations that have the potential to lower the cost, or increase the performance at the current cost, of surface combatant sonar… More

Hybrid 4D Braided Textiles for High Pressure Layflat Hoseline (MSC P 4035)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rich Foedinger, Senior Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $725,999.00
Abstract:
Layflat hoseline is used in Army water and fuel systems to transport bulk fluid over varying distances. Ease of storage, layout, and retrieval are desired characteristics offered by layflat hoses currently in use. In order to meet the Armys need for an improved hoseline with a higher working… More

Process Modeling and Analysis Tools for Thermoplastic Composite Missile Structures (MSC P4082)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rich Foedinger, Senior Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $999,983.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of the proposed Phase II SBIR program is to demonstrate material modeling and process simulation tools for predicting properties of thermoplastic matrix composites (TPMCs) for next generation aviation and missile structures. In order to sufficiently characterize the influence… More

Novel Extensible Design Approaches for Advanced Aircraft Composite Structural Architectures (MSC P4135)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Wichita State University
Principal Investigator: Jaco Schutte, Sr. Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $99,994.00
RI Contact: Kelly Underwood
Abstract:
Among the factors that inhibit the use of composite materials in both general aviation aircraft and DoD platforms are the high cost of engineering and the cost of certification. Unless manufacturers can control risk when introducing new materials and pro

Innovative Methodology for Composite Structure Allowables and Analytical Validation (MSC P4120)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rachael Andrulonis, Staff Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Development and use of new composite materials is imperative for continued advancement of airframe and engine systems. In order to facilitate the accelerated insertion of new composite materials, there is a need for an improved analysis methodology that allows designers to reduce the… More

In-Plane Conductivity Improvement to Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials (MSC P4146)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Simon Chung, Senior Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Missile modernization and future missile designs are utilizing more sophisticated and higher powered electronics in the pursuit of extended missile range, improved accuracy and precision targeting for striking enemy threats. Tight packaging and sophistication of these electronic systems can generate… More

Residual Property Prediction for Damaged Composite Structures (MSC P 4141)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Devlin Hayduke, Engineer – (215) 542-8400
Award Amount: $959,478.00
Abstract:
Advanced composite material systems are vital to the development of lightweight, multi-functional Army missile systems. In addition to reducing the weight of the structure, composite materials provide the ability to expand the function of the structure by tailoring stiffness and strength… More