Development of Low-Cost Fiber Reinforced Materials for Sonar Domes (MSC P5027)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,985.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-06-M-0018
Award Id:
75342
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-126-0409
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
181 Gibraltar Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
075537910
Principal Investigator:
AnthonyCaiazzo
Vice President & Technical Director
(215) 542-8400
tony@materials-sciences.com
Business Contact:
ThomasCassin
President
(215) 542-8400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Legacy material systems (e.g., steel reinforced rubber) that meet the insertion loss (IL) requirements of current acoustic windows have been shown to have difficulty meeting the structural and damage tolerance goals associated with U.S. Navy undersea operations. Newer tuned core sandwich concepts, while showing promise to improve overall reliability, are markedly more expensive than the simpler reinforced rubber domes. In this proposal, Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) outlines a plan to develop and demonstrate an innovative fiber reinforced composite material sonar dome for the SQS-53C system used on destroyers and cruisers. During the Phase I study MSC, its manufacturing partner Seemann Composites Inc., and Applied Physical Sciences Corporation, will conduct design studies, perform panel tests and manufacturing engineering studies, and conduct acoustic analyses to establish the technical and cost feasibility of using a specialized fiber reinforced composite material to meet the structural and IL requirements of a SQS-53C sonar dome.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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