Rotorcraft Fuel Bladder Weight and Total Ownership Cost Reduction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-18-P-0125
Agency Tracking Number: L182-001-0006
Amount: $99,746.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA182-001
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-29
Small Business Information
3350 Pawtucket Ave., Riverside, RI, 02915
DUNS: 079804434
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Pettey
 (508) 491-6859
Business Contact
 Ed Bard
Phone: (401) 585-5918
Research Institution
Response Technologies will attempt to qualify to MIL-DTL-27422Fs phase I performance testing criteria for thefuel cell test cubes[Class BSemi rigid or self-supporting fuel construction, Type ISelf-sealing, and Protection Level CFull self-sealing against 50 caliber and partial self-sealing against 14.5 mm] .Response Technologiesuses an additive manufacturing process that initially creates a textile reinforced structure that uses advanced industrial yarns that RT has uniquely developed for its AM process.Through additive manufacturing, RT can add strength and reinforcement at the fiber level, while approaching theoretical minimum weight.The textile is then formed using a non-destructive molding process(es) to get the shape and the interior fuel resistant chemistry on.Fittings are integrated into the structure and the entire unit is then coated with: self-sealing, abrasion resistant, responsive, and durable coatings.

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