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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-03-C-0411
Agency Tracking Number: N023-0138
Amount: $494,564.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2003
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
DUNS: 008373446
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Johnson
 VP of Research
 (607) 533-3531
Business Contact
 Alex Deyhim
Title: President
Phone: (607) 533-3531
Research Institution
 Leigh Phoenix
 Thurston Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853
 (607) 255-8818
 Nonprofit college or university
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.

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