Development of Ballistic Resistant Airless 20 Inch Wheels for the Interim Armored Vehicle (IAV) and Future Combat Systems (FCS).

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAE07-03-C-L07
Agency Tracking Number: A022-1466
Amount: $119,341.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AKRON RUBBER DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY, INC
2887 Gilchrist Rd, Akron, OH, 44305
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Abraham Pannikottu
 Engineering Manager
 (330) 794-6600
 abep@ardl.com
Business Contact
 Jerry Leyden
Title: President
Phone: (330) 794-6600
Email: jerry@ardl.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed study is directed at demonstrating the feasibility of developing a tire-wheel system for military vehicles using a patented (US Patent #6,032,710 - 2000) tire design developed by MASYS (Israel). Akron Rubber Development Laboratory (ARDL) willdevelop a 20-inch tire using the reinforced element based on the

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