Thermoplastic Large, Ground-Based Radomes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8201-06-P-0958
Agency Tracking Number: F061-342-3610
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-342
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
ENVISION ENGINEERING
7171 Buffalo Spdwy #1433, Houston, TX, 77025
DUNS: 615415911
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Wells
 Radome Engineer, Technical Pgm Lead
 (352) 373-2478
 tbwells@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Raquel King
Title: President, Program Manager
Phone: (713) 668-0674
Email: raquel.king@envisionengineer.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Envision Engineering plans to bypass the issues associated with the traditional use of thermoset plastics in the development of functional large ground-based radomes by instead using thermoplastic materials and innovative manufacturing processes to create a functional radome design for a radar system of interest to the Air Force. This proposal describes in detail the following: technical objectives, range of existing radome types (i.e. the competition), reasoning for and description of the thermoplastic manufacturing technique, design and analysis innovations involved with achieving competitive radome performance, specific tasking related to the technical objectives, past work related to this proposal, relationship of this proposal’s objectives with future research and development, commercialization strategy, key personnel including resumes, facilities and equipment to be utilized, involved subcontractors and consultants, and support (prior, current, or pending) of similar proposals or awards. It is our belief that a radome comparable in electromagnetic and structural performance and superior in impact resistance and environmental factors, will ultimately result from our application of thermoplastic technology to the development of large ground-based radomes as described in this proposal.

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