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Durable, Low Cost Soil Stabilization Mat Optimized for Automated Pultrusion…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-109-0329
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-109
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
XCraft, Inc.
711 Atlantic Avenue Lower Level Boston, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Durable, Low Cost Soil Stabilization Mat Optimized for Automated Pultrusion Manufacturing
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-11-C-6501
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

XCraft, along with its team partner KaZaK Composites, propose to develop and produce an innovative, low cost, pultrusion-based matting for soil stabilization applications. Developmental impetus for these novel mat structures is based on a need for improved mobility of heavy tracked and wheeled vehicles over soft expeditionary terrain. Proposed improvements are focused on exceeding the current paradigm of soft soil matting technology in terms of soil stabilization performance, cost, durability and implementation expediency. Working with KaZaK, XCraft will develop and analyze several innovative matting technology candidates based on the application of advanced embedded and non-embedded textile composite structures, utilizing novel matrix and reinforcing materials such as carbon and glass fiber. Composite materials offer enormous flexibility in constituency, allowing optimization of mechanical, physical and chemical performance requirements using material and manufacturing cost as a design variable. Pultrusion will be employed to ultimately produce matting at anomalously high through-put and acceptable low cost. Optimizing each candidate concept for automated production via pultrusion will ensure low cost in production. XCraft and KaZaK have significant experience working together to develop novel composite systems for harsh military environments. Phase I will include both analysis and hardware demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Robert DaSilva
President
(978) 319-5973
rdasilva@xcraftco.com

Business Contact:

Robert DaSilva
President
(978) 319-5973
rdasilva@xcraftco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

XCraft, Inc.
14 Keith Rd. Reading, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 680653195
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No