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Hybrid 4D Braided Textiles for High Pressure Layflat Hoseline (MSC P 4035)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4696
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-185
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
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: 2012
Title: Hybrid 4D Braided Textiles for High Pressure Layflat Hoseline (MSC P 4035)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0056
Award Amount: $725,999.00
 

Abstract:

Layflat hoseline is used in Army water and fuel systems to transport bulk fluid over varying distances. Ease of storage, layout, and retrieval are desired characteristics offered by layflat hoses currently in use. In order to meet the Armys need for an improved hoseline with a higher working pressure, new approaches to integrating higher strength fibers and optimizing fiber orientation in the hose jacket are required. The primary technical objective of this Phase is to evaluate the potential performance benefits associated with using non-standard yarn materials and/or a novel architectures to construct layflat hoseline reinforcements (jackets). Work will also be performed to investigate an improved, lighter weight end fitting solution. The design, analyses, manufacturing demonstration, and testing tasks performed to date have demonstrated that an improved, high pressure, layflat hoseline using advanced fiber materials, yarn-level hybridization and/or alternate fiber reinforcement constructions (such as in a quadraxial braided construction) can be developed to meet all of the desired design and performance criteria. Conventional through-the-weave extrusion processes may be used with either a twill weave or quadraxial braid construction. Cost estimates for production of high pressure, layflat hoseline incorporating these advanced material and processing technologies are competitive with current hose production costs.

Principal Investigator:

Rich Foedinger
Senior Engineer
(215) 542-8400
foedinger@materials-sciences.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Cassin
President
(215) 542-8400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -

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