Lightweight Linerless Cryogenic Composite Tanks for Near-Space Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$744,169.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-07-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-241-2572
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-241
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator:
Kaushik Mallick
Senior Manager
(303) 664-0394
kaushik@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
Lori Pike
Contracts Manager
(303) 664-0394
lori@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase II SBIR program, CTD will design lightweight, composite satellite bus structures with integrated tanks and pressure vessels. Two key areas of technology will be developed and exploited to bring these lightweight bus structures to fruition. One is the development of an integrated tank system, which will be composed of both conventional and conformal tank concepts. The other is the design of a structure that is of a ‘unibody’ configuration, in which for this bus assembly, the integrated tanks will function also as the primary structure. Furthermore, these structures will be manufactured in a manner that minimize the need for metallic fitting and mechanical joints. The Phase II effort will combine design and analysis of conformable structures, novel material development and innovative manufacturing techniques to develop and build a prototype integrated tank structure for a specific satellite mission.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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