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
Amount:
$596,506.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-05-C-0026
Award Id:
69843
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0429
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
65 West Street Road Suite B-104, Warminster, PA, 18974
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095275343
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Waldman
Principal Investigator
(215) 675-4900
waldman@navmar.com
Business Contact:
Robert Bauder
Vice President, CFO
(610) 619-7443
bauder@navmar.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) 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. Phase I of this SBIR Program involved trade-off studies on commercial and near term titanium alloys/processes and high strength stainless steels to evaluate their applicability for use in selected EFV components. Phase I also developed preliminary design concepts for use of these materials in the EFV components. Based on the Phase I preliminary design concepts and alloy/process selections, the Phase II effort will involve fabrication/demonstration/validation/on-vehicle testing of improved EFV suspension system components such as a higher strength, cost effective forged titanium alloy component, a low cost cast titanium alloy component. an optimized high strength stainless steel component and a high hardness steel component fabricated by advanced forming methodology. An Option Phase will involve a tear-down analysis after the on-vehicle testing and assistance in the development of the manufacturing specifications.

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