Development of Acoustic Bandgap Materials and Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0101CR064
Agency Tracking Number: 99SB2-0187
Amount: $375,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3115 W 6th Street, Lawrence, KS, 66049
DUNS: 787083187
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kyle Wetzel, Ph.D.
 Exec. Vice President & CO
 (785) 841-9823
Business Contact
 Kyle Wetzel, Ph.D.
Phone: (785) 841-9823
Research Institution
Acoustic Bandgap (ABG) materials can serve as acoustic filters to reduce and/or modify acoustic signatures. This is made possible by the incorporation of specific internal geometries within ABG panels, that are produced using solid free form fabricationtechniques. Three different types of (ABG) materials are presented, with two selected for further investigation. Two specific applications are presented: the first is in the area of noise suppression for machinery on the Advanced Amphibious AssaultVehicle, and the second is a scheme for flow separation control in jet engines. The work plan presented includes computer analyses, the development of a refined design tool, design, fabrication and testing of various configurations of ABG materials, andthe development of tunable ABG materials. The Phase II effort is geared primarily towards development of ABG materials and devices for the two applications that have been identified.

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