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Friction Material (brake pads) for Metal Matrix Drums

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-15-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5734
Amount: $998,483.89
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-069
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-02-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-10
Small Business Information
2410 West Aero Park Ct., Traverse City, MI, 49686
DUNS: 128508897
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald LaRose
 Principal Investigator - Chief Eng
 (248) 835-8882
 rlarose@centinc.com
Business Contact
 Jim McManus
Title: Government Employee
Phone: (231) 941-6245
Email: jmcmanus@centinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Century has designed and manufactured aluminum metal matrix composite (MMC) brake drums for multiple applications both military and commerical with great success. Applications include axle loads ranging from 8,000 to 23,000 lbs. As applications vary the torque requirements of the brake system also vary. To work with multiple brake systems, multiple friction materials may be required to couple the MMC brake drums. This "family"of friction materials needs to emcompass both low and hig coefficients of friction. Currently available friction materials work very well in low to medium coefficient of friction (Mu) applications such as commercial trucks/braking systems. The purpose of the Phase II effort is to further evaluate the potential for a "newly developed" friction material that will be adaptable to wide-ranging heavy vehicles both in the Military and Commerical markets when coupled with MMC brake drums.

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