COMBINING SCHEDULED REDUCTION WITH WEIGHT CONTROL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,517.00
Award Year:
1999
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43HL060357-01A1
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PERSONAL IMPROVEMNT COMPUTER SYS
12007 SUNRISE VALLEY DR, STE 480, RESTON, VA, 22091
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM RILEY
() -
Business Contact:
(703) 758-1400
ALBEHAR@LIFESIGN.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Not Available The objective of the proposed work is to develop Lattice Block Material (LBM) as a cost effective fabrication technology for ultra-light steel structures. Specifically, JAMCORP proposes to develop manufacturing methods for producing LBM with densities less than 50% that of the bulk alloy. Lattice Block Materials are a new class of materials which make use of the well understood principles of trusses and space frames. These principles are applied at a size previously thought to be impractical for manufacturing. JAMCORP has successfully developed and demonstrated a manufacturing process to produce components having unusually high strength to weight ratios. The physical properties of LBM, such as temperature resistance and hardness, closely reflect the physical properties of the parent material whether it be a metal, an alloy, or a polymer. Cost-effective LBM manufacturing will enable significant reductions in structural component weight. Analysis indicates that hundreds to thousands of pounds could be eliminated from military and commercial naval craft if LBMs were used to replace solid structural components. Weight reductions directly increase maneuverability, range, and fuel efficiency.

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