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Modular Lightweight External Fuel Tank System

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Utility Development Corporation
112 Naylon Avenue Livingston, NJ -
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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-0008
Award Amount: $69,684.00


The objective will be to develop a lightweight and non-flammable survivable modular external fuel tank system, which will enable vehicle operation in hostile environments and minimize loss of fuel due to a direct/indirect hit. UDC will improve the structural integrity and strength of the self-sealing fuel tanks. Based on the data generated, UDC will create a conceptual design including estimated weight, cost and performance characteristics. The tanks will be tested for the bullet impact resistance, self sealability of different size holes, fire and smoke performance, chemical resistance, structural integrity, water and salt fog resistance. The testing will be performed in accordance with General Dynamics"fuel tank specification SC-P4010409. At the end of Phase I, UDC will document trade-off analysis comparing performance versus weight savings. A detailed report on work performed with all resultant data will be submitted.

Principal Investigator:

Harry Katz
(973) 994-4334

Business Contact:

Harry Katz
(973) 994-4334
Small Business Information at Submission:

Utility Development Corporation
112 Naylon Avenue Livingston, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 222429539
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No