Lightweight Linerless Cryogenic Composite Tanks for Near-Space Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,700.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-06-M-0199
Award Id:
77310
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-241-2572
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator:
KaushikMallick
Sr. Program Manager
(303) 664-0394
kaushik@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
NaseemMunshi
President
(303) 664-0394
naseem@ctd-materials.com
Research Institute:
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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