SYNTHETIC LINE HARDWARE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$142,800.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
6580
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tmt/tte Joint Venture
15202 Pipeline Ln, Huntington Beach, CA, 92649
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 John F Flory
 (617) 235-1129
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
TERMINATIONS AND OTHER "HARDWARE" THAT ARE USED FOR ANCHORING, GRIPPING OR HANDLING SYNTHETIC FIBER LINES ARE AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN THE OPERATIONAL SUCCESS OF THESE LINES. SIZE, WEIGHT, LACK OF ENGINEERING DATA AND QUESTIONABLE RELIABILITY OF CURRENT EQUIPMENT HAS RESULTED IN LESS THAN OPTIMUM UTILIZATION OF SYNTHETIC FIBER LINES. THE PROPERTIES OF SYNTHETIC LINES ARE HIGH STRENGTH, LOW WEIGHT, ELASTICITY, CORROSION RESISTANCE AND FLEXIBILITY ARE HIGHLY DESIRABLE FOR MANY MILITARY APPLICATIONS. CONSIDERABLE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HARDWARE FOR THESE LINES SINCE ADAPTATION OF WIRE ROPE TECHNOLOGY HAS PROVED UNSATISFACTORY. THIS PROGRAM PROPOSES TO: GATHER AND QUANTIFY RELEVANT DATA FROM CURRENT OPERATIONS, CONDUCT A DESIGN FEASIBILITY STUDY, DEFINE HARDWARE FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND TO PRESENT A PLAN FOR THAT DEVELOPMENT. LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE FIBER MATRIX STRUCTURES WILL BE EXTENSIVELY INVESTIGATED.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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