Advanced Composites Research to Reduce Cost

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$498,814.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-07-C-0450
Award Id:
77984
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-017-0367
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:
Simon Chung
Staff Engineer
(215) 542-8400
simon@materials-sciences.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Cassin
President
(215) 542-8400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE, CCM
Dirk Heider
201 Composites Manufacturing
Science Laboratory
Newark, DE, 19716
(302) 831-8898
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The high manufacturing success rate achieved in glass fabric/sandwich constructions fabrications using the Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) process has not been duplicated for carbon fabric parts. The purpose of this program is to develop and demonstrate an Enhanced Modeling Infusion and Sensor Technology (EMIST) for infusing complex and large scale composite parts, such as those proposed in the DDG-1000 deckhouse. The technology will contain both intelligent modeling and simulation capabilities as its analytical base as well as innovative infusion flow sensors, for the end result of producing consistent, high quality carbon laminates and sandwich structures, thereby significantly reducing total ownership costs. Different infusion methodologies, as guided by EMIST, and the risks associated with the proposed infusion technologies will be evaluated as determined by flow model and fabrication validation study results and fabrication team assessment.

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