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Advanced Composites Research to Reduce Cost

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77984
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-017-0367
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: Advanced Composites Research to Reduce Cost
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-C-0450
Award Amount: $498,814.00
 

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 and Sensor Technology (EMIST) for infusing complex and large scale composite parts, such as those proposed in the DDG-1000 deckhouse. The technology will contain both intelligent modeling and simulation capabilities as its analytical base as well as innovative infusion flow sensors, for the end result of producing consistent, high quality carbon laminates and sandwich structures, thereby significantly reducing total ownership costs. Different infusion methodologies, as guided by EMIST, and the risks associated with the proposed infusion technologies will be evaluated as determined by flow model and fabrication validation study results and fabrication team assessment.

Principal Investigator:

Simon Chung
Staff Engineer
2155428400
simon@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
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE, CCM
201 Composites Manufacturing
Science Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716
Contact: Dirk Heider
Contact Phone: (302) 831-8898
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university