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Corrosion Protection of High-Value Test&Evaluation Assets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7921
Agency Tracking Number: B13B-010-0098
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T010
Solicitation Number: 2013.B
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-07-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-02
Small Business Information
9550 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA -
United States
DUNS: 110030058
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Quinn McAllister
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 751-0450
Business Contact
 Robert Kolozs
Title: President
Phone: (858) 751-0450
Research Institution
 University of Maine
 Roberto Lopez-Anido
ATTN: Roberto Lopez-Anido 315B Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469-
United States

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 Nonprofit College or University

San Diego Composites (SDC), Inc. is teamed with the University of Maine and Raytheon Missile Systems to provide the solution for corrosion of Missile Defense Agency assets in harsh marine environments: innovative design and application of high performing composite components. It is well known that composite materials are inherently corrosion resistant and possess superior properties that can be employed to replace structural metals in highly corrosive, harsh marine environments. The critical technological need in order to replace corroded steel structural components with composite components is innovative composite-metal joints. In this Phase I STTR program, the SDC team will leverage its expertise in composites for marine environments, metal-composite joining, environmental durability testing of composites, and composite integration into missile defense platforms to develop and test innovative composite-metal joining technologies that prevent galvanic corrosion of fasteners and control hygrothermal expansion at the joint interfaces. Composite material properties will be tailored to not only handle the structural loads, in both bonded and fastened joints, but also to efficiently transfer the load from the joint interface to the superior properties of the composite component. The additional details provided in this proposal exemplify the SDC team"s qualifications to provide a non-corrosive composite solution to structural metals. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7979 (16 September14).

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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