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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:
2004 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Lightweight sandwich composites for improved thermal and acoustic performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-04-C-0022
Award Amount: $99,400.00
 

Abstract:

In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative, one-step co-curing fabrication process for sandwich composite structures with a flexible insulating material encapsulated by an fiberglass/epoxy face sheet for thermal and acoustic barrier applications. The flexible insulating material has excellent thermal and acoustic properties, is commercially available but its use has been limited due to the lack of structural integrity. The advantage of the proposed method is that in a stitched sandwich construction it can provide exceptional thermal and acoustic properties at half the thickness of current fiberglass/epoxy composites. ACR's patented water soluble tooling material will be used in the fabrication of sandwich panels with complex geometry. This provides the opportunity to make sandwich panels to fit any given profile further reducing size and weight. The composite panels can also be fabricated for modular construction to provide high repair/replaceablity at low cost.

Principal Investigator:

Ranji Vaidyanathan
Manager, Advanced Materia
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