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Sealant Application Process and Technology Development

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
78237
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-144-0153
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421-3102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Sealant Application Process and Technology Development
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0236
Award Amount: $600,212.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I of this SBIR contract, "Sealant Application Process and Technology Development," TIAX LLC demonstrated feasibility of a novel method of applying high-viscosity sealants to F-35 Lightning II aircraft seams and fasteners. Our approach addresses the needs of automatically applying a sealant bead without porosity. This proposal for Phase II addresses the difficult problem of practical implementation of the application method. During Phase II our aim is to fabricate and test a looks-like, works-like prototype sealant applicator system. Specifically, the major tasks in Phase II include: (1) Further development of the applicator to meet performance targets specified by the government and Lockheed Martin; (2) Determining suitable device operating parameters for sealants with various viscosities; (3) Reducing the size of the applicator; (4) Developing additional components of the system which support use of the applicator. The probability for success is high owing to the demonstration of feasibility in Phase I; the effective working relationship established between the US Air Force, the US Navy, Lockheed Martin, and TIAX; and our interactions with a leading manufacturer of aerospace sealants and a supplier of sealant for F-35 aircraft.

Principal Investigator:

Jacqueline Ashmore
Principal Investigator
6174985848
ashmore.jacqueline@tiaxllc.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
6174985655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No