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Novel Textile Constructions for Puncture Resistant Inflatable Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
92049
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3949
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-188
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Applied Processes, Inc.
1721 Forest Drive Guntersville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Textile Constructions for Puncture Resistant Inflatable Composites
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0014
Award Amount: $729,802.00
 

Abstract:

To solve the Army''s need for a novel fabric with minimum thickness and weight, which provides a 30% improvement in resistance to punctures, cuts and tears, Applied Processes, Incorporated (API) proposes to successfully develop a fabric with the desired properties. The successful development of the proposed fabric is based on the experience of the API''s research team in developing composite fabrics for many military and industrial end uses. In Phase II, the material candidates selected as a result of the Phase I work will be further developed, tested and evaluated to construct a prototype inflatable cylindrical composite structure approximately 8 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. The uniquely qualified API team will maximize the relevant physical properties of the coated fabric used to construct the bladders. The team will design, develop and construct a full size bladder and optimize the braid to be applied over the bladder. The prototype will demonstrate the ability to withstand working pressures of 10 psi and a burst pressure of 25 psi. The ultimate goal will be to position the technology for Phase III commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Hinkle
Senior Project Manager
(256) 319-6280
shinkle@appliedprocesses.com

Business Contact:

Thomas A. Scarbrough
President
(256) 319-6138
ascarbrough@appliedprocesses.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Processes, Inc.
1721 Forest Drive Guntersville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 205297866
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No