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Braided Composite Technologies for Rotorcraft Structures

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115805
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.09
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
A&P Technology
4595 East Tech Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245-1055
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Braided Composite Technologies for Rotorcraft Structures
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD06P
Award Amount: $124,193.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed program will focus on the development of a new generation of advanced technology for rotorcraft transmission systems. This program will evaluate the viability of integrating gears with composite shafts. The aim of this work is to reduce overall weight and improve vibration characteristics. Two concepts have been identified and will be further researched. The first design includes co-molding a bearing race to a carbon fiber reinforced composite shaft. The second design integrates the composite shaft and metallic gear in a way that allows shaft misalignment in the power transmission system. These attachments will simplify gear attachment and have the potential to reduce weight by integrating parts without the need for secondary fasteners. This development work will allow for widespread application in both military and civil rotorcraft systems.

Principal Investigator:

Nathan D. Jessie
Principal Investigator
5136883218
njessie@braider.com

Business Contact:

Lindsay E. Miller
Sales Representative
5136883223
lmiller@braider.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

A & P Technology
4595 East Tech Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245-1055

EIN/Tax ID: 611274219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No