Innovative Damping Technologies (MSC P9045)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,951.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0093
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-202-0067
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-202
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
075537910
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Caiazzo
Chief Technical Officer
(215) 542-8400
tony@materials-sciences.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Cassin
President/CEO
(215) 542-8400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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