Low Profile Multimodal Acoustic Treatment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-08-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: N073-163-0251
Amount: $69,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: N07-163
Solitcitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Duns: 004627316
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Mulligan
 Project Engineer
 (781) 890-1338
 rmulligan@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The noise signature of the USMC Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) is excessively high for human safety factors, and impedes stealthy land operation which places military personnel at high risk of detection by adversaries. A dominant contributor of the noise is due to the air-cooled heat exchanging system that draws a large volume of air through a compact space in a short period of time. For this Phase I project, Infoscitex proposes to develop new broadband noise abatement materials that could be retrofitted to the EFV to counteract airflow generated noise. Phase I activities will involve analyzing the cooling subsystem for noise generation locations, producing novel materials with enhanced absorption capabilities, performing acoustic tests on materials, and developing a design concept that integrates these material into the cooling sub-system.

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