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Advanced Composite Materials for Air Cushion Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-07-M-0162
Agency Tracking Number: N071-056-0492
Amount: $69,938.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-056
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-12-31
Small Business Information
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D
Lafayette, CO 80026
United States
DUNS: 161234687
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Campbell
 Senoir Engineer
 (303) 664-0394
Business Contact
 Lori Pike
Title: Sr. Financial and Contracts Manager
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Research Institution

The U.S. Navy has significant interest in the development of advanced, lightweight structural concepts for the next generation of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACV) that enable enhanced operation performance. In particular, these structural concepts must provide reduced weight and life-cycle costs with increased structural performance. To meet these future performance goals, advanced structural materials which possess superior specific properties, corrosion and erosion resistance, and impact durability and ease of repair must be developed and qualified for use. Fiber reinforced composite materials demonstrate substantial promise in meeting these future performance goals. However, there are certain limitations in the current state of composite material technology that must be addressed to enable their widespread application to ACV’s; principally improved impact durability and erosion resistance. Composite Technology Development (CTD) proposes a multidisciplinary effort to develop and qualify a new class of composite materials for ACV’s based on shape memory polymer technology enabling improved impact durability and shape recovery of impact-induced damage. CTD will work with key industry partners to demonstrate the material’s applicability to ACV’s through the development of ACV conceptual designs based on the proposed technology which demonstrate significant improvements in operational performance over existing technology.

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