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Hydraulic Seal Replacement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59378
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-177-11
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Hydraulic Seal Replacement
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-02-C-3050
Award Amount: $69,982.00
 

Abstract:

"Improved hydraulic seals are required by the US Navy to prevent primary and collateral damage to aircraft systems equal to $200,000,000 per year. When the currently used nitrile rubber hydraulic seals loose elasticity and leak, aircraft components dry up,seize and can catch fire. When the leak goes unnoticed, corrosive fluids are released that cause damage to electronic and other components in the aircraft. In this Phase I SBIR, Science Research Lab and partners Raytheon, Technically, Inc. and theUniversity of Massachusetts at Lowell will develop replacement seals that will have an operational range of -90¿F to +350¿F. These materials will exhibit minimal variation in tensile properties over the same temperature range, abrasion resistance, tearingresistance, excellent heat aging and metal adhesion. The seal materials will be based upon polyphosphazene fluoroelastomers and state of the art rubber compounding ingredients to meet all the property and processing requirements for the hydraulic sealapplication. The development of a new, durable, long-life seal can be directly applied to all military and commercial aviation worldwide. The material envisioned can be used in gaskets, diaphragms, hoses, shock mounts, foams, coatings, and electricalapplications in industrial, automotive, ship and space programs. Its demonstrated properties will make the elastomer a candidate in biomedical applications and devices, including the fabrication

Principal Investigator:

Catherine Byrne
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
6175471122
CBYRNE@SRL.COM

Business Contact:

Jonah Jacob
PRESIDENT
6175471122
JJACOB@SRL.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory, Inc.
15 WARD STREET SOMERVILLE, MA 02143

EIN/Tax ID: 042786396
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No