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Environmentally Stable Joint Manufacturing Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-15-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: L152-001-0123
Amount: $99,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA152-001
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-29
Small Business Information
9220 Activity Road
San Diego, CA 92126
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Quinn McAllister
 (858) 751-0450
Business Contact
 Robert Kolozs
Phone: (858) 751-0450
Research Institution

SDCs environmentally stable composite joint can be manufactured at costs on the order of steel equivalents, eliminate up to 98% of corrosion prevention costs, and provide an ROI greater than 10. SDCs ESC joint was demonstrated at TRL 4 to be structurally equivalent to comparable metal structures and to eliminate corrosive moisture ingress to critical regions of a structure. This DLA Phase I SBIR will focus on advancement of the manufacturing readiness level (MRL) of the ESC joint concept to MRL 5 and MRL 8 during Phase II. SDC has designed the ESC joint for high throughput production runs and low cost one-offs using an automated compression molding and/or thermoforming process that can churn out parts at a significantly reduced cost than traditional hand laid-up composite parts. The overall objective of the Phase I program is establish manufacturing techniques for the environmentally stable hybrid composite joint of a tower like structure that reduce the cost of civil composite components to or below that of comparable steel or aluminum members. At a comparable cost per part, composite members could save the DoD billions of dollars in corrosion costs over structures lifetimes.

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