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Extended Life and Low Maintenance Aircraft Tie Down Fitting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0251
Agency Tracking Number: N211-045-0137
Amount: $699,631.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N211-045
Solicitation Number: 21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-08-05
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Ste 200
CHELMSFORD, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William Story
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution

Triton Systems proposes to continue development of a novel corrosion and abrasion resistant solution to extend the service life of carrier Type VIII (five bar) aircraft tie-downs. Our solution utilizes a novel coating process that results in improved coating adhesion, impact resistance, allows weldability, reduces cost, and retains strength. The novel material selection and process will improve the reliability and extend the service life to the Navy’s targeted 50-year objective. During this Phase II effort, Triton will ensure that the prototype fittings can be welded to high strength steel decking using Navy qualified welding procedures. We will demonstrate fitting performance through prototype evaluation and testing over the required range of parameters including accelerated corrosion, wear, weld-ability, and mechanical properties. We will ensure that the fitting satisfies the pull strength requirement specified in the NAVSEA Drawing 803-1916300 applicable to Type VIII tie down. We will refine the prototype fittings as necessary to meet all requirements.  By the end of the Phase II program, we will have produced a minimum of 15 prototype aircraft fittings for delivery and evaluation via numerous deployment cycles to verify test results.  We will prepare a Phase III development plan to transition the technology for Navy use.

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