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Environmentally Insensitive Active Decluttering

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
47731
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-0500
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Environmentally Insensitive Active Decluttering
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-01-C-3065
Award Amount: $749,811.00
 

Abstract:

The combustible nature of polymeric cabling jacket materials usedaboard U.S. Naval ships is a critical issue for personnel safety.This cable jacket is the material that forms a protective layeraround a bundle of fibers, buffered fibers, ribbons or OFCC's.Current shipboard cable jackets are formulated with hydratedmetal oxide flame retardant (FR) additives in order to meet theNavy's requirement for non-halogenated compounds. Use of metaloxide FR additives results in jacket materials that meet Navalrequirements, however, these same formulations do not meetcommercial plenum requirements. A new dual use cable will allowthe Navy to procure cables from a larger base of suppliers. Inturn, this will foster a more competitive atmosphere foracquisitions resulting in cost savings for the Navy. Phase IIwork will be a continuation of the Phase I where the feasibilityof increasing polymer flammability resistance via a combinedapproach using nanocomposites and conventional non-halogentaed FRadditives was demonstrated. This will include optimization ofcable jacket compounds that will meet both MIL-PRF-85045F and UL910 flammability standards. Commercial transition of the productwill involve full-scale compounding of the jacket materials andcomplete cable fabrication by Chromatic Technologies, Inc. duringPhase II.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Dingus
Principal Investigator
5122632101
mdingus@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Michael Dingus
Vice President
5122632101
mdingus@tri-austin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
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