Power Transmission Shafting for Air Cushion Vehicles (MSC P7001)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,982.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0178
Award Id:
82631
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-061-0999
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
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
The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate lightweight, low cost, drive shaft concepts for use in high performance rotating engine drive systems, with specific focus on the power transmission system of the Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) and future air cushion vehicles, such as the Joint Maritime Assault Connector (JMAC). The product of Phase I of the SBIR program outlined in this proposal will be a series of lightweight graphite fiber reinforced composite drive shafts and end fitting designs that meets the structural requirements of the system while increasing corrosion resistance and fatigue performance. The Phase I study will establish manufacturing feasibility, provide weight estimates and support cost studies. The design concept and manufacturing approach builds on previous research that successfully demonstrated the structural robustness and weight and cost competitiveness of a Materials Sciences Corporation design developed for the V-22 Osprey wing drive and JSF lift fan drive systems.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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