Advanced Fibers, Anti-Friction Materials and Jackets for Navy Ropes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,793.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-02-M-0260
Agency Tracking Number:
N023-0138
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Design Consulting, Inc.
126 Ridge Road, PO Box 187, Lansing, NY, 14882
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008373446
Principal Investigator:
Alex Deyhim
President
(607) 533-3531
alex@adc9001.com
Business Contact:
Tom Kupp
Operations Manager
(607) 533-3531
tom@adc9001.com
Research Institution:
Cornell University
Leigh Phoenix
Theoretical and Applied Mechan, 212 Kimball Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853
(607) 255-8818
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"This proposal addresses development of a new generation of ropes based on advances in fibers, protective materials and manufacturing. These ropes must be as strong and stiff in tension as current wire ropes, yet be much lighter and more flexible. Newmaterials must be resistant to abrasion, wear, creep, and thermal degradation. Phase I will focus on an initial study to identify economically viable materials and processing. It will consider many potential applications including opportunities forcost-effective modifications to rope pathway equipment. The work will be performed by a team experts in fibers, rope mechanics, materials science, and mechanical design chosen from Cornell, ADC and Reading. Tasks will include visits to Naval facilitiesand rope, fiber an polymer manufacturers to determine (a) improved versions of aramid, polyethylene, PBO and polyester fibers, as well as a new fiber, "M5", (b) new heat-resistant, anti-friction treatments, (c) new strand jacketing materials (e.g. M5fiber), and (d) new rope design software. One or more specific rope designs will be proposed for further development. Offshore structures, ship mooring, hoists including deep mine elevators, cranes"

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