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Innovative CH-53K Cargo Floor System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-15-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: N142-103-0414
Amount: $79,898.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N142-103
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-10-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-04-15
Small Business Information
407 Front Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Michasiow
 Program Manager
 (518) 377-6471
Business Contact
 Robert Langone
Title: President
Phone: (518) 377-6471
Research Institution

This proposal provides an innovative CH-53K cargo floor that will exceed all technical requirements by using in-situ automated fiber placement of thermoplastic composites along with optimized stringers to produce a cobonded floor structure. The design will take advantage of the superior damage tolerance of thermoplastic composites while stressing manufacturability and affordability. Stringer optimization will be conducted in the Phase I to improve load carrying capability resulting in a durable, lower weight cargo floor structure. Phase I Option will involve design, fabrication and testing of a subscale article. Proven in-situ cobonding will be used to bond the skin to stringers to overcome problems in previous programs. Phase II will consist of the design and development of a representative critical cargo floor system sections including a treadway section, roller section and walkway section for the CH-53K. The prototype floor sections will be evaluated through demonstration and testing under conditions representative of a military aircraft cargo environment.

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