TechConnect Innovation Program

Next Generation Low Cost Light Weight Composite Technology

Structural Composites, Inc, Florida, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

SBIR Technology for Advanced Combatant Craft opens doors for low cost high performance composites for lightweight transportation. Low cost high rate preforms are combined with a new co-cure coating and resin technology resulting in structures lighter than sandwich construction. This closes the price/performance gap hindering deployment in this market.

Primary Application Area: Automotive & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our advances in low cost lightweight structures use some of the least expensive materials available for composites. We have been able to use these materials in innovative ways to produce lightweight high performance parts that bridge the price and performance gap needed to penetrate the transportation market.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Corporation

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 843

Website: www.structuralcomposites.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: -Phase I SBIR- N09-049 Advanced Combatant Craft For Increased Affordability, Navy SBIR, PEO Ships, $75,000 base $30,000 Phase I Option, 2009-2010.
-Phase II SBIR N09-049 Advanced Phase II SBIR- N09-049 Advanced Combatant Craft For Increased Affordability, Navy SBIR, PEO Ships, 750,000 Base and Option (Ongoing).
-Phase III DLA Industrial Base Innovation Fund- Contract SP4701-10-C-0028- Advanced Combatant Craft, DLA, $1M, Sept 2010-Dec 2012, $1M total (Team was SCRA, SC, Lockheed, Brunswick).
-Phase III- Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research/ Florida Matching Grant/ $245,000, Jan 2011.

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners