Development of Lightweight and Low Cost Advanced Structural Materials for Off-board Surface Vessels (OBVs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,969.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-06-M-0267
Award Id:
77981
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-021-0568
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602374951
Principal Investigator:
RanjiVaidyanathan
Director, Composite Mater
(520) 434-6392
rkv@acrtucson.com
Business Contact:
BrettWaldo
Controller
(520) 573-6300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institute:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE
Cindy L Panchisin
Office of the Vice Provost for
Newark, DE, 19716
(302) 831-8001
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The ACR led team proposes an affordable manufacturing technique for complex-geometry composite components to be used as stiffened curvilinear structural panels and variable shaped fuel and ballast tanks for Off-board surface vehicles. Through the use of its AquapourT and AquacoreT water-soluble tooling materials, ACR has previously demonstrated that different composite material systems based on epoxy and BMI types of matrix systems could be fabricated including sandwich composites, while Dr. Jack Gillespie at UD-CCM has successfully performed design and testing of complex composite structures. The Aqua tooling materials are capable of creating composite geometries that could not be fabricated any other way. BENEFITS: By demonstrating the fabrication of vinyl ester/carbon composites (VE/carbon) using its washable tooling materials, complex geometry parts can be made and inserted into Off-board surface vehicles.

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