Rapid Assembly of Durable Composite Radome Panels and Radome Mounting Interface

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,794.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8222-12-C-0007
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-200-1814
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-200
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
2140 E. Bidwell Street, Folsom, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964783914
Principal Investigator:
Robert Spencer
Director of Engineering
(801) 820-2541
spencerb@infintech.com
Business Contact:
Michael Chinn
Vice President
(801) 820-2624
chinnm@infintech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Project Objective: The SBIR objectives are to provide rapid connect durable technological improvements for radome interfaces of panel attachments and other hardware structures including radome support structure connections. These technological improvements will increase durability and provide longer product lifecycles. When fully integrated, these advanced composite technologies will dramatically improve the total life cycle performance and benefits of ownership. Description of the effort: Phase II efforts will continue development of rapid assembly fasteners and alkali compatible base ring attachment designs. Phase I concepts have been proven viable through cost, schedule, and performance/technical analysis. In order to develop investment opportunities for the Air Force, ITI has identified additional markets and venues in which the new technology provides commercialization potential, including: Air Force Radome and Support Structures Other DoD Radome and Support Structures Shelter Structure Attachments Solar Parking Lot Structure Communications Hardware Sports and Leisure Equipment Advertising Bill Boards & Signs Electric/Automotive Attach/Fastening Hardware BENEFIT: Phase I work produced cost and weight competitive prototypes estimated to reduce installation times by ~43%. Inspection and maintenance times are estimated to be reduced by ~75%. Proposed corrosion resistant materials include green alternatives for further pollution prevention research. ITI believes that continuation of this initiative will lead to breakthrough advancements in the manufacture, deployment, and lifecycle operations of military radomes, shelters and other hardware structures.

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