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Advanced Fibers, Anti-Friction Materials and Jackets for Navy Ropes

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc.
126 Ridge Rd. Lansing, NY 14882
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Advanced Fibers, Anti-Friction Materials and Jackets for Navy Ropes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-M-0260
Award Amount: $69,793.00


"This proposal addresses development of a new generation of ropes based on advances in fibers, protective materials and manufacturing. These ropes must be as strong and stiff in tension as current wire ropes, yet be much lighter and more flexible. Newmaterials must be resistant to abrasion, wear, creep, and thermal degradation. Phase I will focus on an initial study to identify economically viable materials and processing. It will consider many potential applications including opportunities forcost-effective modifications to rope pathway equipment. The work will be performed by a team experts in fibers, rope mechanics, materials science, and mechanical design chosen from Cornell, ADC and Reading. Tasks will include visits to Naval facilitiesand rope, fiber an polymer manufacturers to determine (a) improved versions of aramid, polyethylene, PBO and polyester fibers, as well as a new fiber, "M5", (b) new heat-resistant, anti-friction treatments, (c) new strand jacketing materials (e.g. M5fiber), and (d) new rope design software. One or more specific rope designs will be proposed for further development. Offshore structures, ship mooring, hoists including deep mine elevators, cranes"

Principal Investigator:

Alex Deyhim

Business Contact:

Tom Kupp
Operations Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Design Consulting, Inc.
126 Ridge Road, PO Box 187 Lansing, NY 14882

EIN/Tax ID: 161476196
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Cornell University
Theoretical and Applied Mechan, 212 Kimball Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Contact: Leigh Phoenix
Contact Phone: (607) 255-8818
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university