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SIMPLIFIED COMPOSITE STRUCTURE JOINING TECHNIQUES FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
5441
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5441
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aero-vironment Inc
Po Box 5031 Monrovia, CA 91017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SIMPLIFIED COMPOSITE STRUCTURE JOINING TECHNIQUES FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,498.00
 

Abstract:

THE POTENTIAL FOR USING COMPOSITE MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTING SPACE STATION ENVIRONMENTS APPEARS TO BE DESIRABLE DUE TO THE SUBSTANTIAL PAYLOAD WEIGHT SAVINGS OF POLYMER COMPOSITES, AS COMPARED TO MOVING MORE CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS FROM EARTH. IN THE HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT OF SPACE, JOINTS MUST BE HIGHLY STABLE AND RELIABLE, AS WELL AS BEING SIMPLE TO MANUFACTURE. CURRENT TECHNIQUES FOR JOINING, AS USED HERE ON EARTH, MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE OR MAY BE OVER-DESIGNED FOR USE IN SPACE. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE SPACE STRUCTURES ARE LIGHT WEIGHT, HIGH RIGIDITY, ENVIRONMENTAL DURABILITY, AND EASE OF ASSEMBLY. THE PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP THE SIMPLEST POSSIBLE JOINING TECHNIQUE WHICH MEETS THESE GOALS.

Principal Investigator:

W ray morgan
8055812187

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aero-vironment Inc
825 Myrtle Ave Monrovia, CA 91016

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