An Innovative Ultra Lightweight Runflat Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0156
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-176-0308
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-176
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
6869 Marshall Rd., Dexter, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
078563421
Principal Investigator:
Zheng-DongMa
Chief Scientist
(734) 426-5400
mazd@mkpsd.com
Business Contact:
GregoryHulbert
Vice President
(734) 426-5401
hulbert@mkpsd.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The objective of this research is to design, produce and manufacture an ultra lightweight runflat technology for Army vehicles, based upon the MKP patent-pending Negative Poisson Ratio (NPR) material system. Using MKPs award-winning virtual prototyping and design modeling and simulation (M & S) capabilities, we propose, in cooperation with Oshkosh, to develop, prototype and validate a runflat tire system, NPR-runflat, for the M-ATV that: a) weighs less than 50 pounds per tire, b) is fully compatible with the existing Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), c) can be driven at least 30 miles on paved surface (at a speed of 30 mph), d) can be driven onroad and offroad, e) can be manufactured for the M-ATV as well as other Army and commercial vehicle applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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