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Passive Acoustic-Thermal Vacuum Insulation System (PATVIS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69827
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0659
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Applications, Inc.
5710A Flatiron Parkway Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Passive Acoustic-Thermal Vacuum Insulation System (PATVIS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-04-C-0023
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Performance requirements of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) have resulted in hot and/or noisy equipment inside the AAAV with sound levels over 120 dBA. Current methods are inadequate to allay these extreme conditions that present physical and operational hazards to Marines engaged in combat maneuvers. TAI is proposing a highly innovative concept to provide a new level of performance in combined thermal insulation and acoustic attenuation. Advances in the areas of thermal insulation and noise suppression are available through the use of vacuum insulation panel (VIP) technology. VIP has exceptionally low thermal conductivity resulting in thermal performance that exceeds AAAV requirements by as much as an order of magnitude. Because vacuum is the ultimate attenuator for sound, VIP provides a great potential for noise reduction. However, no study has been conducted to determine the effectiveness of VIP with respect to passive acoustic attenuation. TAI proposes to conduct such a study in this Phase I effort. Additionally, state-of-the-art viscoelastic materials can be packaged with VIP providing a synergistic combination of properties to achieve a solution for the AAAV.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Allen
Senior Engineer
3034432262
mallen@techapps.com

Business Contact:

Fred Fusilier
Business Manager
3034432262
ffusilier@techapps.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS, INC.
5445 Conestoga Court, #2A Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 841268449
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No