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DEVELOPMENT OF THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITE FILAMENT WINDING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
11513
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11513
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Composite Products
15602 Chemical Ln. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 0150
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITE FILAMENT WINDING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS SUCH AS GRAPHITE/PEEK AND GLASS/ULTEM OFFER GREAT POTENTIAL AS STRUCTURAL MATERIALS FOR HELICOPTER AIRFRAMES. THROUGH THE USE OF THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITES IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILD THE LIGHTWEIGHT, DURABLE, DAMAGE TOLERANT STRUCTURE REQUIRED FOR HELICOPTERS. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AN AUTOMATED FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC FIBER PLACEMENT SYSTEM, SPECIFICALLY A FILAMEND WINDING SYSTEM. A MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR FILAMENT WINDING AND SIMULTANEOUSLY CONSOLIDATING SELECTED GRAPHITE AND/OR GLASS THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMBINATIONS IS DEVELOPED. A HOT-HEAD,LAYDOWN/CONSOLIDATION SYSTEM IS DESIGNED AND FABRICATED. MECHANICAL, PHYSICAL AND NONDESTRUCTIVE TEST DATA IS GENERATED USING THE SYSTEM USING FILAMENT WOULD THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITES. A FINAL REPORT IS PROVIDEDWHICH SUMMARIZES THIS EFFORT AND PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR FURTHER PHASE II DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING THE FABRICATION OF FILAMENT WOUND HELICOPTER STRUCTURES.

Principal Investigator:

David Maass
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Composite Products
21 Commerce Dr North Branford, CT 06470

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