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Lightweight sandwich composites for improved thermal and acoustic performance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69825
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0811
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Lightweight sandwich composites for improved thermal and acoustic performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-05-C-0029
Award Amount: $598,834.00
 

Abstract:

In the phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), along with its partner developed an innovative manufacturing process for thermal and acoustic shielding sandwich composite components for the EFV. These panels met all thermal and weight requirements, were affordable and were close to the acoustic requirements outlined in the phase I solicitation. ACR is confident that with suitable modifications in the starting core thickness, it will be possible to meet the acoustic requirements. Based on preliminary mechanical property measurements, it is estimated that the sandwich construction should be capable of withstanding the load requirements of the application. An initial estimate suggested that the composite panels can be fabricated for modular construction to provide high repair/replaceablity at low cost. In the phase II program, the ACR led team will scale up the manufacturing process for fabricating full-scale sandwich composite components and meet all the technical requirements for the components. ACR will also closely work with the EFV prime contractor.

Principal Investigator:

Ranji Vaidyanathan
Director, Polymer Product
5204346392
rkv@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett E. Waldo
Controller
5205736300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No