Craft Hull Impact and Abrasion Resistance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-13-P-4547
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-022-0819
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-022
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625120902
Principal Investigator:
HarryPerkinson
Principal Investigator
(512) 263-2101
hperkinson@tri-austin.com
Business Contact:
MonteFellingham
Contracts Administrator
(512) 263-2101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
A polymeric based hull protection system will be developed. The development will take three approaches. In the first approach, plates of Aluminum 5086 will be bonded to the hull in appropriate locations. In the second approach, polymeric energy absorbing layers will be applied to the hull in appropriate thickness to provide impact and abrasion resistance to the hull. In the third approach, a composite material based on an aramid fiber reinforcement will be used to build up areas on the hull that need impact and abrasion resistance. The proposed approach has been used commercially to prevent corrosion, impact damage and wear in structures that see high use in harsh environments. The polymeric system on which the proposed approach is based is low cost, tough, and easy to process. The polymeric system shows environmental stability and durability in maritime environments. The polymeric based protection system is very lightweight and does not require a significant amount of volume to provide significant improvements in impact and abrasion resistance. The proposed protection system can be contractor supplied or the Navy can perform the efforts to install the system; the processing is relatively simple.

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