The cryogenic evaluation of typical and experimental filament winding materials

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$598,810.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNM04AB16C
Award Id:
63806
Agency Tracking Number:
023630
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1080 North Main Suite #2, Brigham City, UT, 84302
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
956327308
Principal Investigator:
James Patterson
Principal Investigator
(435) 734-1166
jamesp@hypercompeng.com
Business Contact:
James Patterson
Business Official
(435) 734-1166
jamesp@hypercompeng.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HyPerComp Engineering, Inc. (HEI) proposes to develop well characterized, reliable filament wound composite pressure vessels for cryogenic and other low temperature applications. The proposed effort also explores the potential for a significant improvement in filament wound composite pressure vessels performance (end results: lighter weights) through cryogenic process treatment. Both the aerospace and the commercial communities have shown significant interest in using filament wound composite pressure vessels for cryogenic applications. Investigation has shown that to date this usage has been limited and that ?off the shelf? composite pressure vessels have been used. Constituent materials and the pressure vessel designs have not been well characterized for these types of applications and as such the margins for these applications are not well defined. This in turn means that the reliability of such usage is basically unknown. HyPerComp Engineering has recently completed a Phase one SBIR through NASA, MSFC. This successful effort demonstrated some significant material degradation and the potential for significant improvements in composite pressure vessel performance in cryogenic usage (NAS8?03027). The effort proposed herein builds upon that knowledge, significantly expands the data base, and will result in reliable ?off the shelf? technology for composite pressure vessels in cryogenic applications.

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