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Enhanced Aerogels for Multi-Functional Asset Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64727
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-1559
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Building B Northborough, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Enhanced Aerogels for Multi-Functional Asset Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0230
Award Amount: $449,801.00
 

Abstract:

Today, the Navy, and all of our nation's defense are faced with the unconventional threat of terrorist or other asymmetric attacks. As such, a unique system combining fire resistance, blast mitigation, and energy absorption for Navy surface ships will be developed and demonstrated. The proposed solution will utilize Aspen Aerogels' flexible aerogel blanket as an energy absorption mechanism. The product resulting from the proposed development would be suitable for field installation, and would provide designers enhanced design flexibility for new platforms. Phase I results indicated that in particular scenarios, the aerogel effectively reduces damage in a blast event. However, a more thorough understanding is required. The proposed Phase II program will focus on developing a thorough understanding of the aerogel behavior in a range of high strain rate events, and use these results to fabricate and test partial and full scale components to confirm their effectiveness as a blast mitigation system for naval assets. Aspen will be working with the Navy and experts at Penn State to predict the response and develop the proposed system. Overall, the proposed system would be lighter in weight, and thinner in cross-section than current state of the art thermal insulation and blast attenuation systems.

Principal Investigator:

Sara E. Roseberg
Manager, Government Progr
5084815058
srosenberg@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Don Young
President, CEO
5086911160
contracts@aerogel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
184 CEDAR HILL STREET MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID: 043559972
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No