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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75342
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-126-0409
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of Low-Cost Fiber Reinforced Materials for Sonar Domes (MSC P5027)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-06-M-0018
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, while showing promise to improve overall reliability, are markedly more expensive than the simpler reinforced rubber domes. In this proposal, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) outlines a plan to develop and demonstrate an innovative fiber reinforced composite material sonar dome for the SQS-53C system used on destroyers and cruisers. During the Phase I study MSC, its manufacturing partner Seemann Composites Inc., and Applied Physical Sciences Corporation, will conduct design studies, perform panel tests and manufacturing engineering studies, and conduct acoustic analyses to establish the technical and cost feasibility of using a specialized fiber reinforced composite material to meet the structural and IL requirements of a SQS-53C sonar dome.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony A. Caiazzo
Vice President & Technical Director
2155428400
tony@materials-sciences.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Cassin
President
2155428400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP.
181 Gibraltar Road Horsham, PA 19044

EIN/Tax ID: 232462974
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No