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ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING DEVELOPMENT FOR DETERMINING THE RELIABILITY OF SSN-21…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
18249
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18249
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING DEVELOPMENT FOR DETERMINING THE RELIABILITY OF SSN-21 HULL COATINGS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,351.00
 

Abstract:

The integrity of rubber-to-metal bonds is an area of reliability concern, particularly in systems that are exposed to the harsh conditions of the marine environment. Accelerated life testing (ALT) is a technique used to obtain reliability data in a compressed time frame, allowing lifetime performance predictions and failure mode analyses to be made prior to equipment installation. By performing activation energy laboratory experiments on samples of the SSN-21 hull coating material, TRI/Austin will determine the ratio of accelerated aging rate, under elevated stress conditions, to real-time aging rate. information, an ALT exposure schedule will be designed that can aging; by repeating the exposure schedule, the lifetime reliability and performance characteristics of the SSN-21 hull coating may be predicted. An existing computer software ALT design model will be refined to provide the ability to incorporate different service operating conditions, in-port climates, and activation energies. The computer model will allow modification of mission profile information, through convenient user-interface options, in order to produce new ALT

Principal Investigator:

Alan V Bray
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Texas Research Institute
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733

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