AIR-INFLATED SPACE FRAME TRUSS FOR EXPENDABLE SHIP REPLICA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1989
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
10259
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sweetwood Specialty Co
Po Box 175 - R.d. #2, Claysville, PA, 15323
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Thomas W Pflasterer
 (412) 587-5900
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO EXPLORE EXPENDABLE SHIP REPLICAS. SPECIFICALLY, AIR-INFLATED SPACE FRAME TRUSSES COVERED WITH METALIZED FILM WILL BE DEVELOPED. IT WILL BE SHOWN THAT THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL BALLOON TECHNOLOGY. POINTS TO BE EXAMINED ARE AS FOLLOWS: COATED MATERIALS, DESIGN, FABRICATION, STORAGE, INFLATION, DEPLOYMENT, REPAIR/REUSE, STATION KEEPING, STABILITY, ATTACHMENT/INCORPORATION OF SIMULATED EMITTERS AND PROPULSION POTENTIAL. METHODS OF VERY RAPID DEPLOYMENT AND IMPLICATIONS OF AN UNSOPHISTICATED ATTACK AS WELL AS WAR AT SEA SCENARIOS WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED.

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