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Lightweight Integrally Stiffened Composite Structure

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87451
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-016-0449
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynami
407 Front Street Schenectady, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Lightweight Integrally Stiffened Composite Structure
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0164
Award Amount: $79,977.00
 

Abstract:

Increased performance and reduced cost structures, is the direction many aerospace companies work toward. Our objective in Phase I is to demonstrate our automated in-situ fiber placement processing technology can provide low cost manufacturing methods with thermoplastic composites while maintaining structural integrity, increased performance and address issues such as corrosion and impact resistance. Our technology offers the ability to integrate stiffening components into the skin structure without the use of mechanical fasteners and adhesives. Instead, we will demonstrate the melt bonding attachment techniques that result in totally integrated structure. A continuous graphite fiber reinforced thermoplastic prepreg tape will be used in conjunction with our technology to demonstrate repeatable, accurate and low labor methods to produce high quality, integrally stiffened structures. The fiber placement technology allows us to overcome previous hurdles associated with building structures with prepreg material such as non conformability of the material, wrinkling and detailed geometry. There is not the need for labor intensive post processing (Autoclave) that is inherent with many other composite manufacturing methods. This technology is both versatile and robust enough to produce a variety of different part configurations in a low cost fashion while still maintaining the high quality demanded by the aerospace world.

Principal Investigator:

Kurt Kimball
Program Manager / Project Engineer
5183776471
kkimball@automateddynamics.com

Business Contact:

Robert Langone
Vice President
5183776471
rlangone@automateddynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADC ACQUISITION CO. DBA AUTOMATED DYNAMICS
407 Front Street Schenectady, NY 12305

EIN/Tax ID: 161529403
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No