Advanced Composite Personnel Transport Module (PTM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-04-M-0124
Agency Tracking Number: N041-091-1643
Amount: $99,863.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-091
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
2000 Composite Drive, Dayton, OH, 45420
DUNS: 802689463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fredrick Stoll
 Chief Engineer
 (937) 293-8698
 fstoll@webcoreonline.com
Business Contact
 Rob Banerjee
Title: VP Business Development
Phone: (937) 293-8698
Email: rbanerjee@webcoreonline.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR proposal is focused on the design and development of an all-composite personnel transport module (PTM) for the Navy LCAC hovercraft. The new composite PTM design is based on lightweight and durable TYCOR composite sandwich panel and innovative joint concepts. The composite PTM will offer reduced weight, improved corrosion resistance, lower acquisition and life-cycle cost, improved human condition, faster and easier assembly and optional ballistic protection. The team includes WebCore Technologies, CDI Marine and University of Delaware. The work includes design, structural analysis, fabrication and testing of PTM components and assembly of a sub-scale PTM section for design and process demonstration.

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