Lightweight Linerless Cryogenic Composite Tanks for Near-Space Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0199
Agency Tracking Number: F061-241-2572
Amount: $99,700.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-241
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
DUNS: 161234687
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Kaushik Mallick
 Sr. Program Manager
 (303) 664-0394
 kaushik@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact
 Naseem Munshi
Title: President
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Email: naseem@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase I, Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD) proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a linerless composite cryogenic tank design that will help reduce the system weight and increase the fuel carrying capability of airships or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), thus enabling Air Force missions requiring near-continuous persistence. CTD will select a novel material based on its superior microcrack resistance at cryogenic temperature and test an engineering model of a linerless cryogenic composite tank fabricated with this material to demonstrate performance and feasibility. Work in Phase I will also include design optimization of a full-scale tank, in collaboration with AeroVironment, an industry expert in UAVs.

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