Advanced Composite Boats

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,300.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-09-M-0073
Award Id:
92488
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-049-0450
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
KENNON PRODUCTS, INC. (Currently Kennon Products, Inc)
2071 North Main Street, Sheridan, WY, 82801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
191707652
Principal Investigator:
Mark Weitz
Director of Resources
(307) 674-6498
mark@kennoncovers.com
Business Contact:
Ronald Kensey
Director of Resources
(307) 674-6498
kennon@kennoncovers.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal seeks to develop, refine, and combine, several promising composites construction techniques in order to produce lighter, stronger, more agile boats, ultimately at reduced acquisition costs. These techniques rely on sophisticated uses of fibers and fiber layups, advanced methods of resin infusion, and novel combinations of fabrication methods. The boats proposed will be "unibody-" or "monocoque-" like constructions, with inherent strength-to-weight characteristics. Kennon has assembled an outstanding team to tackle these advances including an innovative manufacturer of fiberglass boats, composite and materials engineers, and a retired naval officer who specializes in advanced manufacturing techniques. Active in innovative manufacturing and applied R&D, this team is well poised to ultimately commercialize the products of this research. Simply building lighter boats will not satisfy operational needs, as weight reduction effects changes in weight distribution, hydrodynamic profiles and stability. Kennon's team is capable of adapting hull and boat designs to take full advantage of the significant weight reductions planned.

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