The cryogenic evaluation of typical and experimental filament winding materials

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNM04AB16C
Agency Tracking Number: 023630
Amount: $598,810.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: H3.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1080 North Main Suite #2, Brigham City, UT, 84302-1470
DUNS: 956327308
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Patterson
 Principal Investigator
 (435) 734-1166
Business Contact
 James Patterson
Title: Business Official
Phone: (435) 734-1166
Research Institution
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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