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Passive Adaptive Run-on-Flat (RoF) Tires

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-3638
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Passive Adaptive Run-on-Flat (RoF) Tires
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0155
Award Amount: $70,000.00


Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) will develop and demonstrate a novel Run-on-Flat (RoF) tire design that can be integrated with the Army"s Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS). The most common designs of RoF tires exhibit a very thick sidewall as compared to conventional tires or utilize an inner tire to support weight of the vehicle if the tire is deflated. These designs drastically increase the system weight and adversely effect ride performance. CRG will generate alternative RoF tire designs aimed at eliminating these adverse affects traditionally associated with RoF tires while focusing on concepts that reduce overall system weight, and can be easily integrated with current CTIS systems. CRG will leverage over $1 million in passive-adaptive structure development as well as previous RoF tire design experience, to develop conceptual designs, build feasibility prototypes and perform validation testing.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Hemmelgarn
Research Engineer
(937) 320-1886

Business Contact:

Stephen Vining
VP Government Programs
(937) 320-1877
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No