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Life of Ship Flexhose

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-026-0113
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-026
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Life of Ship Flexhose
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-P-4556
Award Amount: $79,997.00
 

Abstract:

To develop concepts for affordable flexhoses that meet the Navy military specification requirements for MIL-H-24135B and that last the average life of a ship (40 years), Phase I will (a) apply a"useful lifetime estimation"experimental method to characterize existing MIL-H-24135B hose compounds; (b) design candidate new compounds formulated to be cost-comparable and performance-improved relative to current compounds; (c) validate cost/performance of new compounds via testing of key properties, e.g, compression set, abrasion, and UV/sunlight weatherability. The"useful lifetime estimation"method has been previously successfully applied to EPDM and nitrile rubber (NBR) motor mounts. The candidate new compounds are based on recent publications presenting advances in blends of EPDM and nitrile, as well as blends of NBR and HNBR (hydrogenated nitrile rubber).

Principal Investigator:

Mildred Hastbacka
Principal Investigator
(781) 879-1292
hastbacka.m@tiaxllc.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(781) 879-1286
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No