Performance Natural Composite
Navy SBIR 2020.1 - Topic N201-083
SSP - Mr. Michael Pyryt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Opens: January 14, 2020 - Closes: February 26, 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
PROGRAM: Strategic Systems Programs, ACAT I
technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in
Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and
import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive
technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts
730-774, which controls dual use items. Offerors must disclose any proposed use
of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or
work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for
accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with section 3.5 of the Announcement.
Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be
restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws.
Develop a scalable process to increase performance and consistency of natural
wood as a structural material.
Natural composites - wood - were the main structural components in the early
years of Aerospace. Due to strength constraints and variability of a naturally
sourced material, man-made composites soon started taking over the industry.
Wood plies have the benefits of being radio frequency (RF) transparent and show
little aging. An innovative process that expands the use of natural materials
or wood species/types, while keeping the benefits of wood as a composite
material, allows the program to continue to utilize previous designs.
Conduct a feasibility study for development of a suitable process to strengthen
natural composite material that satisfies characteristics defined in the
Description. Develop a method of fabrication for subscale articles. Identify
technology and manufacturing development challenges and approaches to address
during Phase II.
Develop, fabricate, demonstrate, and validate sub-scale component prototypes.
Manufacture nine articles in sub-scale prototypes to characterize the
capability of the technology and calibrate analysis models. Ensure that the
manufacturing process demonstrates scalability and repeatability. Measure
physical and mechanical properties and validate that they meet or exceed the
characteristics provided in the Description. Conduct mechanical property
testing of fabricated specimens and verify adequate performance to advance to
full-scale representative components.
DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Provide support in transitioning the technology for Navy
use in Strategic Systems Programs. Support the Navy with certifying and
qualifying the system for Strategic Systems Programs use. Navy Strategic Systems
Programs will provide the assets and test support as Government Furnished
Equipment and Services.
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Strategic Missiles; Composite Materials; Materials Development; RF Transparent
Structural Materials; Ultrastrong Materials; Super Wood; Densified Wood;
Natural Composite Materials