Innovative Approaches to the Fabrication of Composite Rotary Wing Main Rotor Blade Spars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0195
Agency Tracking Number: N081-026-1263
Amount: $67,823.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-026
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-09-27
Small Business Information
134 Sandy Dr, Newark, DE, 19713
DUNS: 960998474
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Gruber
 Senior Partner
 (302) 369-5390
Business Contact
 Mark Gruber
Title: Senior Partner
Phone: (302) 369-5390
Research Institution
This proposal will supply to NAVAIR and to rotorcraft manufacturing companies the emerging solution to their fabrication needs as it relates to the production of Rotor Blade Spars. The process and machine concept developed in Phase I will provide NAVAIR and the rotocraft manufacturing companies an automated solution to spar manufacturing. This will enable: • Low part manufacturing cost • High volume capability (1200/year) • Reduced touch labor • High quality, repeatable parts This solution will embody a new and innovative process unique to the manufacture of a Main Rotor Blade Spar. Additionally, the resultant machine automation and process development will lead to other platforms and concepts for the automation of other composite parts used in aerospace manufacturing.

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