Deep Submergence Rated Flexible Hoses and Piping System Connectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$88,906.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-08-P-0012
Award Id:
86075
Agency Tracking Number:
S081-002-0027
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
One Braid Way, Covington, KY, 41017
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004237392
Principal Investigator:
Jeramie Lawson
Product Development Manager
(859) 512-2795
jeramie.lawson@atkinsandpearce.com
Business Contact:
Jeb Head
President
(513) 659-9647
jeb.head@atkinsandpearce.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Connecting deep submergence systems (submarines) in the field can be a dangerous and difficult task. The rigid piping systems used today have little flexibility to accommodate for variations in connection points and differences in tolerances between vessels. Atkins & Pearce, a 200 year old textile processing company, has developed a technology that uses a multi-layered approach to create a high pressure hose that is extremely flexible. Inspired by the human body, A&P's technology uses a braided substrate in conjunction with high strength reinforcement rings. Taking existing technology and expertise in the field of fiber science, A&P developed the innovated concept of using compression resistant coils to withstand external pressures and a braided sub-structure to contain internal pressures. A&P's technology combines burst protection, compression resistance, flexibility, and the ability to attach to a variety of connection points. The system can eliminate unnecessary spare parts and make the job of connecting Deep Submergence Systems easier and safer. Potential civilian applications include offshore oil platforms, deep-sea science research and other underwater systems.

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