DISPENSER STRUCTURE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$53,265.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
941
Agency Tracking Number:
941
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1254 St. Alberts, Reno, NV, 89053
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
W. L. MURPHY
(702) 747-6650
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS TO EXAMINE THE STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS OF A MUNITIONS DISPENSER, AND IDENTIFY COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO DESIGNS THAT WOULD REDUCE PARASITIC STRUCTURAL WEIGHT BY 30%. THERE ARE A VARIETY OF FIBERS, RESINS, AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR ACHIEVING SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT REDUCTION. AS THE PROPERTIES AND COSTS OF COMPLETED COMPONENTS VARYWITH MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, IT IS NECESSARY TO EXAMINE THE QUANTITY REQUIRED,AND MANUFACTURING CONCEPTS, AS WELL AS THE AVAILABLE MATERIALS. COMMONLY USED MATERIAL SYSTEMS SUCH AS THERMOSET EPOXY RESINS AND CARBON OR KEVLAR FIBERS WILL BE ANALYZED FOR THEIR APPLICABILITY. ONE AREA OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE THERMOPLASTICS SUCH AS POLYETHERETHERKETONE (PEEK). PEEK, AS WELL AS OTHER NEW THERMO PLASTICS, WILL BE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THEIR APPLICABILITY. AVAILABLEMATERIAL SYSTEMS SUCH AS THERMOSET EPOXY RESINS AND CARBON OR KEVLAR FIBERS WILL BE ANALYZED FOR THEIR FEASIBILITY.

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