Advanced Nonskid Coating System for Mobile Airfield Landing Mats

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,200.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-05-C-0017
Award Id:
74986
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-240-0458
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625120902
Principal Investigator:
GeorgeHansen
Principal Investigator
(512) 263-2101
ghansen@tri-austin.com
Business Contact:
MonteFellingham
Contracts Administrator
(512) 263-2101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Marine Corps AM2 mat is a key component to the Marine Corps Expeditionary Airfield concept. These mats are robust and able to withstand tailhook impact and the landing loads imposed by aircraft even when installed over marginal soil conditions. The current coating needs frequent replacement due to wear or breakdown from the environment. Very importantly, the coating is required to withstand continued VTOL jet blast, which can sustain temperatures near 800 ¿F and occasionally spike to 1000 ¿F (for 0.2 second). This proposal summarizes work to be performed in the adaptation, testing and evaluation of TRI's Tough Grip¿ nonskid coating to Marine landing strip use. This new non-skid coating, developed for aircraft carrier flight decks contains no added volatile organic compounds or other materials restricted by military environmental requirements, it is highly flame and impact resistant and has survived over 13,000 landings in battlefield conditions. A selected sample of modifications to this product will increase its tolerance to the conditions of VTOL engine exhaust.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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