Low Cost High Strength High Toughness Corrosion Resistant Materials for Marine Corps Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0429
Amount: $99,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-167
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
65 West Street Road, Suite B-104, Warminster, PA, 18974
DUNS: 095275343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Waldman
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 675-4900
Business Contact
 Robert Bauder
Title: Vice President, CFO
Phone: (610) 619-7443
Email: bauder@navmar.com
Research Institution
The Marine Corps Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV) has a need for low cost titanium alloys for use in major components such as the Hydro-pneumatic Suspension Unit (HSU) and for low cost, high strength, high toughness, corrosion resistant materials for use in other critical components. The Phase I effort will involve trade-off studies on commercial alloys/processes (Ti-6Al-4V investment castings and Custom 465, MP35N, IN718), on near term commercial materials (Ferrium S53) and on far term materials (nanomaterials) to evaluate their applicability for use in selected components for the AAAV. Phase I will also involve testing of the mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of the Ti-6Al-4V castings and the Custom 465 and MP35N and developing preliminary design concepts for the use of these materials in the AAAV. Phase I will provide recommendations of specific materials and/or process substitutions which will achieve cost reduction with equivalent or improved performance over the currently used titanium alloy and steel components. An Option Phase will involve (1) designing the titanium casting process to produce AAAV components and (2) laboratory testing of selected near term commercial materials.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government