High Attenuation Thermal Barriers for the AAAV (MSC P1B16-327)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M97854-04-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0705
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: N03-157
Solitcitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
500 Office Center Drive, Suite 250, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Caiazzo
 Technical Director
 (215) 542-8400
Business Contact
 Thomas Cassin
Title: President
Phone: (215) 542-8400
Email: cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institution
Structural vibrations and heat produced by high output turbo-machinery can adversely impact the performance of nearby personnel and contribute to costly and premature failure of equipment within the AAAV. The product of the SBIR program outlined in this proposal is a lightweight composite structural enclosure designed to provide maximum acoustic attenuation and thermal shielding. The design concept proposed by Materials Sciences Corporation integrates two synergistic noise control technologies into a sandwich construction in which constituent materials, layering sequences, fiber architectures, and a structural geometry are tailored to maximize thermal shielding and transmission losses at a minimum weight. The feasibility of our integral acoustic attenuation concepts into low thermal conductivity panels will be demonstrated by designing, fabricating and testing five panel configurations to assess their performance relative to the AAAV performance goals.

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