Non-Autoclave Composite Systems for Submerged Marine Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-05-C-4142
Agency Tracking Number: 32604
Amount: $1,071,380.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 1996
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM96-002
Solicitation Number: 1996.2
Small Business Information
PO Box 3449, Gulfport, MS, 39505
DUNS: 192737203
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sid Charbonnet
 Director, Business Develo
 (228) 314-8000
Business Contact
 Riley Woodham
Title: Director of Engineering
Phone: (228) 314-8000
Research Institution
Composite structures for submarines require high strength and high fracture toughness to survive underwater shock blasts. These structures have historically been built using rubber-toughened epoxy pre-impregnated (pre-pregs) reinforcements. However, experience has shown that pre-pregs can be difficult to work with, especially for thick section parts, and require expensive, size-limited, autoclave curing. The opportunity described in this proposal is the demonstration of relatively low cost alternatives to pre-preg/autoclave fabrication for submarine composite hardware. A combination of design and analysis, materials development, and manufacturing process development is required for the phase II effort. The proposed team members are experts in their respective fields, and have successfully demonstrated their combined capability on numerous advanced composites programs for military applications.

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