DEVELOPMENT OF RUN-FLAT CAPABILITY FOR AIRCRAFT TIRES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6347
Amount: $49,742.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Rodgard Corp
1355 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY, 14206
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RICHARD E HAUCK
 (716) 823-1411
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RODGARD'S 11 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE ENGINEERING, DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OF RUN-FLAT SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY, GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP A STATE-OF-THE-ART RUN-FLAT SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT TIRES WHICH WILL: (1) NOT DEGRADE TIRE DURABILITY OR PERFORMANCE DURING NORMAL TAKEOFF, LANDING, AND TAXI OPERATIONS; (2) NOT CHANGE THE EXTERNAL SHAPE, SIZE OR VOLUME OF EXISTING TIRE; (3) BE EASY TO INSTALL AND REQUIRE NO MAINTENANCE DURING NORMAL OPERATION; AND (4) PROVIDE A BACKUP LOAD CARRYING CAPABILITY SUITABLE FOR AT LEAST ONE TAKEOFF AND LANDING WITH LITTLE LOSS OF PNEUMATIC CHARACTERISTICS ONCE THE TIRE CASING HAS BEEN VIOLATED. THE RUN-FLAT UNIT WILL BE AN INSERT TYPE WHICH FITS TIGHTLY ON THE WHEEL USING A PATENTED TWO-PIECE DESIGN. THE DEVICE WILL BE A MOLDED ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT MADE OF POLYESTER ELASTOMERS. THIS MATERIAL HAS HIGH STRENGTH, IS ENERGY ABSORBING AND LIGHTWEIGHT WITH STABILITY OVER A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE. THE TECHNOLOGY TO BE USED IS THAT WHICH HAS PRODUCED RUN-FLAT SYSTEMS THAT HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED RIGOROUS TESTING BY THE MILITARY AND PRIVATE SOURCES.

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