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Modular Lightweight External Fuel Tank System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-108-0561
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-108
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
METSS Corporation
300 Westdale Avenue Westerville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Modular Lightweight External Fuel Tank System
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-11-C-0014
Award Amount: $69,718.00
 

Abstract:

METSS proposes to develop a lightweight, low cost, modular self-sealing fuel tank system for use on the EFV. METSS will show that existing materials can be combined in a multi-layer, integrated, multicomponent, unibody structure to produce a fuel tank system that is stable to JP-8 fuel, impact and hydrodynamic ram resistant, and will self-seal upon impact from a 14.5 mm projectile. METSS has demonstrated this in a previous SBIR program for the Army. This modular tank construction will not be damaged by the hydrodynamic ram effect from a 14.5 mm strike, nor be subject to the initiation of a fire. The proposed tank system will be considerably lighter in weight than the existing system, and meet the Marine"s weight targets, based on light-weight fuel tank technology developed by METSS in a previous, directly related, fuel tank weight reduction program. This modular tank construction will exhibit durability to dust and sand, temperatures between -25degreesF and +125degreesF, and be resistant to chemicals that the tank may be exposed to.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Bigg
Senior Engineer
(614) 797-2200
dbigg@metss.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth Heater
President
(614) 797-2200
kheater@metss.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METSS Corporation
300 Westdale Avenue Westerville, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311461458
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No