Low Cost, Low Weight, Self-Sealing Fuel Tank Technology Development

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,645.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-05-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-190-0234
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-190
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
UTILITY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
112 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 07039
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
067504134
Principal Investigator:
Harry Katz
President
(973) 994-4334
udcliv@msn.com
Business Contact:
Harry Katz
President
(973) 994-4334
udcliv@msn.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective will be to develop a self-sealing fuel tank coating that is low cost, rugged, lightweight, and non-flammable; which will enable vehicle operation in hostile environments and minimize loss of fuel due to a direct/indirect hit. These coatings will be easy to install on existing fuel tanks. UDC will develop and evaluate an environmentally friendly and VOC compliant fast-curing self seal coating for EFV fuel tank. The developed self seal coatings will be compared with currently used/existing COTS/MOTS self-sealing fuel tank technologies. UDC will conduct testing to support demonstration of feasibility and recommendations. Initial screening of the self seal coating will include bullet impact resistance, self sealability of different size holes, adhesion to substrate, fire and smoke performance, chemical resistance, flexibility, water and salt fog resistance and impact resistance. At the end of Phase I, a comprehensive final report, a Phase II plan, schedule and cost estimate will be submitted.

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