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Rotorcraft Fuel Bladder Weight and Total Ownership Cost Reduction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-19-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: L2-0207
Amount: $603,699.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA182-001
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-23
Small Business Information
1505 Main St
West Warwick, RI 02893
United States
DUNS: 079804434
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Pettey
 CEO
 (508) 491-6859
 dpettey@responsetechs.com
Business Contact
 Ed Bard
Phone: (401) 585-5918
Email: ebard@responsetechs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Response Technologies will attempt to build H-60 fuel cell prototypes and qualify to a portion of MIL-DTL-27422F’s Phase II performance testing criteria [Class B – Semi rigid or self-supporting fuel construction, Type I – Self-sealing, and Protection Level C – Full self-sealing against 50 caliber and partial self-sealing against 14.5 mm] . Response Technologies uses an additive manufacturing process that initially creates a textile reinforced structure that uses advanced industrial yarns that RT has uniquely developed for its AM process. Through additive manufacturing, RT can add strength and reinforcement at the fiber level, while approaching theoretical minimum weight. The textile is then formed using a non-destructive molding process(es) to get the shape and the interior fuel resistant chemistry on. Fittings are integrated into the structure and the entire unit is then coated with: self-sealing, abrasion resistant, responsive, and durable coatings.

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