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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$742,868.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
M67854-05-C-0026
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0429
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-167
Small Business Information
NAVMAR APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
65 West Street Road Suite B-104, Warminster, PA, 18974
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
095275343
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Waldman
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 675-4900
 waldman@navmar.com
Business Contact
 Robert Bauder
Title: Vice President, CFO
Phone: (610) 619-7443
Email: bauder@navmar.com
Research Institution
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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