Metal Matrix Composite Stiffened Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0164
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-056-0993
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre, R.R. 1, Box 100B, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101582922
Principal Investigator:
Brian Gordon
Senior Program Manager
(304) 547-5800
blg@trl.com
Business Contact:
Brian Joseph
President, COO
(304) 547-5800
bej@trl.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to determine the feasibility of utilizing metal matrix composite (MMC) prepreg tape material, either by itself or in combination with other materials, as a means of selectively reinforcing aluminum structures that comprise the superstructure of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The primary goal of this effort will be to reduce the complexity, cost, and weight of the Joint Maritime Assault Connector (JMAC), the next-generation ACV, beyond the current Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles. Specific problems to be addressed include the structural efficiency (weight), durability and damage tolerance, corrosion, and reparability of the current design. Feasibility will be determined through design and structural analyses and coupon-level testing during Phase I.

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