Innovative Damping Technologies (MSC P9045)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0093
Agency Tracking Number: N093-202-0067
Amount: $99,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N093-202
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
Duns: 075537910
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Caiazzo
 Chief Technical Officer
 (215) 542-8400
Business Contact
 Thomas Cassin
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (215) 542-8400
Research Institution
Marine composite structures can be subjected to continuous excitation forces when underway. Acoustic treatments such as damping tiles have been shown to be effective but can add significant parasitic weight and manufacturing and maintenance complexity to the vehicle. In this proposal, Materials Sciences Corporation presents a plan to develop and demonstrate passive damping concepts that reduce structural vibration levels and noise signatures in marine composite structures through use of innovative materials and fiber architectures. This objective will be met by validating of material models that facilitate materials design studies, demonstrating, via experiments, innovative material solutions that minimize parasitic mass, are structurally robust and yet deliver maximum vibration attenuation. Manufacturing demonstrations are planned to show that the material solutions proposed are feasible for marine composite structures.

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