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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,969.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-06-M-0267
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-021-0568
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-T021
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
602374951
Principal Investigator
 Ranji Vaidyanathan
 Director, Composite Mater
 (520) 434-6392
 rkv@acrtucson.com
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Email: bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institution
 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 Aquapour™ and Aquacore™ 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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