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AIR-INFLATED SPACE FRAME TRUSS FOR EXPENDABLE SHIP REPLICA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
10259
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10259
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sweetwood Specialty Co
Po Box 175 - R.d. #2 Claysville, PA 15323
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: AIR-INFLATED SPACE FRAME TRUSS FOR EXPENDABLE SHIP REPLICA
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO EXPLORE EXPENDABLE SHIP REPLICAS. SPECIFICALLY, AIR-INFLATED SPACE FRAME TRUSSES COVERED WITH METALIZED FILM WILL BE DEVELOPED. IT WILL BE SHOWN THAT THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL BALLOON TECHNOLOGY. POINTS TO BE EXAMINED ARE AS FOLLOWS: COATED MATERIALS, DESIGN, FABRICATION, STORAGE, INFLATION, DEPLOYMENT, REPAIR/REUSE, STATION KEEPING, STABILITY, ATTACHMENT/INCORPORATION OF SIMULATED EMITTERS AND PROPULSION POTENTIAL. METHODS OF VERY RAPID DEPLOYMENT AND IMPLICATIONS OF AN UNSOPHISTICATED ATTACK AS WELL AS WAR AT SEA SCENARIOS WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas W Pflasterer
4125875900

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sweetwood Specialty Co
Po Box 175 - R.d. #2 Claysville, PA 15323

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