Magazine Lightweight Synthetic Decking

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,990.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0121
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-216-0544
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-216
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Space Coatings, Inc.
2131 Napa Street, Richmond, CA, 94804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788212616
Principal Investigator
 Kathleen Rai
 Chief Structural Engineer
 (415) 260-5257
 kath@spacecoatings.com
Business Contact
 Sean Feng
Title: PI/President
Phone: (510) 551-3926
Email: sean@spacecoatings.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SCI (Space Coatings Inc.) shall leapfrog the performance of latex concrete with the development of an advanced lightweight synthetic composite system. The system will provide a featherweight yet extremely durable level working surface for shipboard ordnance handling and stowage. This decking system is tentatively codenamed EFFECT – Extremely Functional Featherweight Engineered Composite Technology. EFFECT will meet and exceed Navy demands. On the best of US Navy vessels, EFFECT will showcase the prowess of American innovation with these highlighted features: 1) Cost effective –EFFECT lifecycle cost is much lower than that of latex concrete. 2) Unsurpassed durability – repeated MIL-D-21631 tests will leave nominal/no marks on EFFECT. 3) Lifetime service – expected 50+ years. 4) Lightweight – Although EFFECT is so tough, it weighs only 2.35 lbs per square foot at 1” thick. 5) Easily installed, removed or repaired – if a serious catastrophic event occurred, EFFECT would need only a quick repair patch. 6) Sustainable/eco-friendly, Cradle-to-Cradle design – EFFECT is green. It uses both waste and recycled materials, while it can be reborn as backyard/roof decking, after the naval vessel is decommissioned and scrapped. To achieve these, EFFECT synergizes the latest verifiable technologies, which are supported by many scientific papers.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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