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Lightweight Linerless Cryogenic Composite Tanks for Near-Space Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-07-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: F061-241-2572
Amount: $744,169.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-241
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-04-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-07-09
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
 Kaushik Mallick
 Senior Manager
 (303) 664-0394
Business Contact
 Lori Pike
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Research Institution

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.

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