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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75342
Program Year/Program:
2007 / 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 19044-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Innovative Materials for the SQS-53C Sonar Dome (MSC P6033)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-07-C-4122
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 overall reliability, are markedly more expensive than the simpler reinforced rubber domes. During the Phase I study, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), its manufacturing partner Seemann Composites Inc. (SCI) and Applied Physical Sciences Corporation, conducted design studies, performed panel tests and manufacturing engineering studies, and conducted 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. The primary objective of the Phase II program is to reduce the risk of using the low-cost emerging sonar window material technology developed by MSC on future vessels such as CG(X), or as a back-fit (spares) option for DDG-51 Class vessels, by designing, manufacturing and delivering a full-scale segment of a sonar dome for evaluation.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony A. Caiazzo
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