Low-Density, Low-Volume Explosion Suppression Material for Aircraft Fuel Tanks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0754
Agency Tracking Number: N182-121-0313
Amount: $124,784.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-121
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-04
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
 dpettey@responsetechs.com
Business Contact
 Edmund Bard
Phone: (401) 585-5918
Email: ebard@responsetechs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Response Technologies (RT) seeks to determine the technical feasibility of a: scalable, economical, repeatable, and optimized polymeric matrix (RTPM). RTPM shall have universal fuel compatibility and could replace incumbent reticulated polyurethane foams in explosion suppression fuel tanks. RTs process utilizes additive manufacturing to produce polymeric parts from 0.5 to 20 PCF. This will be further explored during the SOW to determine the theoretical minimum weight that meets the performance criteria of the existing ESF. RTs solution will leverage both the quenching and absorption of heat mechanisms to prevent fuel tank explosions. The objective of this effort is to produce a proof of concept ESF replacement that significantly reduces material density, fuel displacement and fuel retention.

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