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MK 48 Torpedo Composite Fuel Tank

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0160
Agency Tracking Number: N201-048-0233
Amount: $1,194,662.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-048
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-03-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-11-15
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Ste 200
CHELMSFORD, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steve Schoenholtz
 (978) 856-4185
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution

During the Phase I contract, Triton Systems developed a preliminary design for a drop-in, composite version of the legacy MK48 torpedo fuel tank.  Through analysis, this design was shown to reduce the dry tank weight by more than 30%, increase the internal volume available in the tank to hold fuel, and provide a more effective fuel separation system that increases the overall fuel utilization.  In this Phase II effort, Triton proposes to perform subscale proof-of-concept testing to demonstrate the effectiveness of our fuel separation system, strength of our metal to composite joints, and resistance to corrosion.  We will fabricate a full-scale prototype tank and work with the Navy to perform necessary structural and environmental demonstration testing.  Assuming success, we will produce production representative prototypes that will be used to validate the design requirements against the MK48 torpedo’s design.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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