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Improved Performance of Composite Tanks in Cryogenic Storage Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
56131
Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0127T
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advintec, Llc
3213 W. Main St., #267 Rapid City, SD 57702
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Improved Performance of Composite Tanks in Cryogenic Storage Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F69601-F-02-0245
Award Amount: $68,878.00
 

Abstract:

"The overall objective of the proposal is to improve performance of polymer matrix composite materials for cryogenic tank applications. The specific objectives of the program are:1. Determine the effect of cryogenic exposure on PMCs, particularly on the interphase region.2. Examine failed composite cryogenic tanks at the nanometer-level and higher to understand failure mechanisms.3. Develop protocols to determine appropriate polymer curing to achieve better PMC performance in cryogenic tank applications. The technology transfer research detailed in this proposal will improve the performance of polymer matrix composites with respect to producibility and cycle life. With more information concerning permeability, PMC cryogenic tanks will find use inairborne laser systems, although this is not expected to be a high volume application as only 7 airborne laser systems are expected to be in service at any one time. The composite cryogenic tanks are also necessary for the development of 2nd and 3rdgeneration space vehicles, particularly reusable launch vehicles. Lightweight composite cryogenic tanks are required to reduce the launch cost from >$10,000/ lb. payload to

Principal Investigator:

Jon Nielsen
Managing Director
6054841534
irnengineer@rap.midco.net

Business Contact:

Jon Nielsen
Managing Director
6054841534
irnengineer@rap.midco.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advintec, Llc
3213 W. Main St., #267 Rapid City, SD 57702

EIN/Tax ID: 460108128
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
S.D. School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Contact: Jon J. Kellar
Contact Phone: (605) 394-2343
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university