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Seaming/Joining and Load Patch Technologies for High Tenacity Fabrics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74738
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1203
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WARWICK MILLS
301 Turnpike Road New Ipswich, NH 03071-0409
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Seaming/Joining and Load Patch Technologies for High Tenacity Fabrics
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-05-7-7171
Award Amount: $84,801.00
 

Abstract:

Warwick proposes a new technical innovation to improve the performance of HAA joints using a double-sided Balanced HAA Joining process. In concert with our Multi-functional Fiber Layer (MFL) hull material design, we propose a novel adhesive solution. Using high temperature thermoplastic as part of a multi-functional system, we propose to combine two HAA hull fabrics with minimal mass and maximum tenacity of the joint. This Balanced HAA Joining proposed design addresses several concerns which are relevant to HAA joining techniques: 1.) 90C exposure is out of scope for most thermoplastics; our system addresses this temperature requirement. 2.) Single sided joints often fail in peel; our balanced designs preserve simple double shear stresses. 3.) Current load patch materials add significant mass to airship envelopes; our load patch approach introduces a new method of manufacturing for very low-mass load patch.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Howland
Chief Engineer & COO
6038781565
chowland@warwickmills.com

Business Contact:

Karen Clough
Public Relations
6038781565
kclough@warwickmills.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

WARWICK MILLS
301 Turnpike Road, PO Box 409 New Ipswich, NH 03071

EIN/Tax ID: 043053821
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No