NASA SBIR 2006 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 06-2 A2.10-8181
PROPOSAL TITLE: Optimized Cellular Core for Rotorcraft

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Patz Materials & Technologies
4968 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 94510 - 1006
(707) 748-7577

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Nicholas Patz
4968 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 94510 - 1006
(707) 748-7577

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Patz Materials and Technologies has developed, produced and tested, as part of the Phase-I SBIR, a new form of composite cellular core material, named Interply Core, this new product is a major step forward in composite core technology. The Interply Core was physically tested to have twice the compressive strength compared to the same density aramid paper and glass fabric core presently available to the aerospace industry. In addition, the new core material has the ability be utilized without any change in the composite aerospace structures manufacturing processes. The Phase II project will be to develop the production equipment to make significant quantities of Interply Core and then build and test different material iterations to quantify all parameters of Interply Core's abilities. At the end of phase II the rotorcraft, as well as other aerospace industries, will have a new material to significantly lower weight without changing platform production methodologies.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Structures such as military and commercial aircraft, ground vehicles and marine vessels have the potential to utilize Interply Core to increase strength while reducing weight. The new cellular core material could also be utilized in numerous sporting goods, optical benches and even cargo containers.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Rotorcraft industry: One of the primary goals of NASA is to improve the state of the art technologies available to the aerospace industry. Supplying a new high-performance core material to the rotorcraft industry is the main focus of this proposal. Space Platforms: The cost per weight of material placed into space is astronomical. The creation of stronger lighter core materials could significantly reduce the weight of a structure, sub structure and even the launch vehicle enabling higher payload capacities less fuel consumed and less overall cost to produce the structure. Mars Unmanned Rotorcraft Vehicle: The reduction of weight on an unmanned rotorcraft vehicle for the purpose of exploring Mars is an immediate application in which saving even a few pounds of weight will yield immense savings in associate launch costs.

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