Development of Tactical Composite Shelter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F42650-02-P-1937
Agency Tracking Number:
021XP-1948
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Webcore Technologies, Inc.
591 Congress Park Drive, Dayton, OH, 45459
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
802689463
Principal Investigator:
Frederick Stoll
Chief Engineer
(937) 435-5034
fstoll@webcoreonline.com
Business Contact:
Rob Banerjee
Vice President
(937) 435-5034
rbanerjee@webcoreonline.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR project will demonstrate the feasibility of a novel, low-cost composite material and manufacturing process that will enable the affordable production of tactical composite shelter for military application. The primary goal in Phase I is todemonstrate that the physical, mechanical and structural performance of TYCORT composite sandwich panels made in low-cost, Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) process can meet or exceed the design requirements for composite shelter. TYCOR is anovel, fiber-reinforced foam composite material that has shown significant promise in aerospace and other commercial applications for providing strong, robust, lightweight and low-cost composite sandwich structures. The unique fiber architecture of TYCORcan be exploited to design composite shelters with improved durability at an affordable cost. The combination of TYCOR materials and VARTM process is considered to be an enabling technology for robust and affordable composite structures in many militaryand commercial applications. The proposed composite shelter design is also applicable to shipping containers for military and commercial application. There are numerous commercial applications of this technology in transportation, marine, industrial andconstruction market.

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