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Lightweight Tankage Materials for Military Space Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
41004
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41004
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WILSON COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES
1004 River Rock Drive Suite 240 Folsom, CA 95630
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Lightweight Tankage Materials for Military Space Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,927.00
 

Abstract:

The current status of the technology being developed for linerless cryogenic storage tanks by the Wilson Composite Group, inc. utilizes a toughened epoxy resin. This resin requires pressure application during the cure cycle and use of an autoclave. Since large size autoclaves are limited in availability, this program will select and test under cryogenic conditions alternate materials which do not require autoclave pressure curing. These materials will be selected from available candidates from composites industry suppliers. Permeability/leakage tests will be conducted on composite coupons, using liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. In addition to evaluating the cryogenic capability of these resin systems, the compatibility of the resins with potential manufacturing processes, primarily filament winding, for linerless tankage will be evaluated. The result of the program will be a selection of at least three potential materials for use in linerless tankage technology. Selected test samples will be manufactured for evaluation to confirm the coupon tests for selected materials.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Wilson
9169894812

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

WILSON COMPOSITE GROUP, INC.
1004 River Rock Dr. Folsom, CA 95630

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