An Innovative Ultra Lightweight Runflat Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0156
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-176-0308
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-176
Small Business Information
MKP Structural Design Associates, Inc.
6869 Marshall Rd., Dexter, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
078563421
Principal Investigator
 Zheng-Dong Ma
 Chief Scientist
 (734) 426-5400
 mazd@mkpsd.com
Business Contact
 Gregory Hulbert
Title: Vice President
Phone: (734) 426-5401
Email: hulbert@mkpsd.com
Research Institution
 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.

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