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Protective Panels for Bridge Supports

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83692
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0822002
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB08.2-001
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cellular Materials International Inc.
1200 Five Springs Road, Suite 201 Charlottesville, VA 29902-8756
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Protective Panels for Bridge Supports
Agency: DHS
Contract: N10PC20043
Award Amount: $958,297.40
 

Abstract:

  Cellular Materials International, Inc. (CMI)proposes an innovative energy-absorbing MicroTrussTM panel structure to protect the nation`s busiest, most critical bridges from a close-in, high-intensity blast event. The ability of this panel system to mitigate and deflect blast energy was demonstrated in Phase I through finite element analysis modeling and a subscale, close proximity blast test. During Phase II, CMI will further refine the fidelity of its simulation model and use it to help optimize the MicroTruss(TM) panel design for minimum weight and maximum blast-mitigating performance. Validating a prototype test panel in a full-scale blast test will provide a successful conclusion to the technical goals of Phase II. In a parallel effort to the technical solution, CMI will develop a strategy to transition this solution to commercial use by meeting the safety needs of the owners and other stakeholders of the nation`s bridges. CMI plans to end Phase II with a TRL level of approximately 4 or 5.

Principal Investigator:

Yellapu V. Murty
(434) 977-1405
ymurty@cellularmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Robert P. Baskin
(434) 977-1405
bbaskin@cellularmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cellular Materials International Inc.
1200 Five Springs Road, Suite 201 Charlottesville, VA 29902-8756

EIN/Tax ID: 260010418
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No