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Metal Matrix Composite Stiffened Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82615
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-056-0993
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
The Millennium Centre, 1142 Middle Creek Road Triadelphia, WV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Metal Matrix Composite Stiffened Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-07-M-0164
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this project is to determine the feasibility of utilizing metal matrix composite (MMC) prepreg tape material, either by itself or in combination with other materials, as a means of selectively reinforcing aluminum structures that comprise the superstructure of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The primary goal of this effort will be to reduce the complexity, cost, and weight of the Joint Maritime Assault Connector (JMAC), the next-generation ACV, beyond the current Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles. Specific problems to be addressed include the structural efficiency (weight), durability and damage tolerance, corrosion, and reparability of the current design. Feasibility will be determined through design and structural analyses and coupon-level testing during Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Brian L. Gordon
Senior Program Manager
3045475800
blg@trl.com

Business Contact:

Brian E. Joseph
President, COO
3045475800
bej@trl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre R.R. 1, Box 100B Triadelphia, WV 26059

EIN/Tax ID: 550640717
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No