Passive Adaptive Run-on-Flat (RoF) Tires

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0155
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-176-0088
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-176
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
OH, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator
 Chris Hemmelgarn
 Research Engineer
 (937) 320-1886
 hemmelgarncd@crgrp.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) will develop and demonstrate a novel Run-on-Flat (RoF) tire design that can be integrated with the Army"s Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS). The most common designs of RoF tires exhibit a very thick sidewall as compared to conventional tires or utilize an inner tire to support weight of the vehicle if the tire is deflated. These designs drastically increase the system weight and adversely effect ride performance. CRG will generate alternative RoF tire designs aimed at eliminating these adverse affects traditionally associated with RoF tires while focusing on concepts that reduce overall system weight, and can be easily integrated with current CTIS systems. CRG will leverage over $1 million in passive-adaptive structure development as well as previous RoF tire design experience, to develop conceptual designs, build feasibility prototypes and perform validation testing.

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