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Composite Flexible Couplings for Naval Rotorcraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
35916
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35916
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA 19044-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Composite Flexible Couplings for Naval Rotorcraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
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 performance, reduced corrosion, reduced weight, and reduction in envelope. This program will map out the feasible composite coupling design space in terms of torque load, diameter, and axial/angular offset for various families of composite systems. Based on this design space, a specific coupling design will be selected and a preliminary composite material/design established. Representative materials will be fabricated and tested to validate the preliminary design.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Jones, Ph.d.
2155428400

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Sciences Corp.
500 Office Center Drive, Suite 250 Fort Washington, PA 19034

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