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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$494,564.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-03-C-0411
Award Id:
56000
Agency Tracking Number:
N023-0138
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
126 Ridge Road, PO Box 187, Lansing, NY, 14882
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008373446
Principal Investigator:
EricJohnson
VP of Research
(607) 533-3531
eric@adc9001.com
Business Contact:
AlexDeyhim
President
(607) 533-3531
alex@adc9001.com
Research Institute:
CORNELL UNIV.
Leigh Phoenix
Thurston Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853
(607) 255-8818
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Develop new large diameter, high strength rope that meets the criteria. Identify materials and process to develop the rope. Perform tests to optimize life and robustness when used for winches, cranes or STREAM highline applications. New rope materialswould have many potential commercial applications. Commercial shipping companies are transitioning to synthetic mooring lines. Mining and crane manufacturers will also be interested in advanced rope technologies. The synthetic rope will weigh only 1/5ththat of the wire rope, be more flexible and easier to handle; fatigue life of the synthetic will be greater than that of wire; and there will be no need to apply grease or coatings to the rope to protect it from sea-water. The greater cost of alternativematerial ropes is expected to be offset by longer life.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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