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Innovative Damping Technologies (MSC P4021)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Innovative Damping Technologies (MSC P4021)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-11-C-4189
Award Amount: $749,948.00


Marine composite structures can be subjected to continuous excitation forces when underway. Acoustic treatments such as damping tiles have been shown to be effective but can add significant parasitic weight and manufacturing and maintenance complexity to the vehicle. In this proposal, Materials Sciences Corporation presents a plan to develop and demonstrate passive damping concepts that reduce structural vibration levels and noise signatures in marine composite structures through use of innovative materials and fiber architectures. This objective will be met by validating of material models that facilitate materials design studies, demonstrating, via experiments, innovative material solutions that minimize parasitic mass, are structurally robust and yet deliver maximum vibration attenuation. Manufacturing demonstrations are planned to show that the material solutions proposed are feasible for marine composite structures.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Caiazzo
Chief Technical Officer
(215) 542-8400

Business Contact:

Thomas Cassin
President and CEO
(215) 542-8400
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232462974
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No