The Cryogenic Impact Resistant Evaluation of Composite Materials for Use in Composite Pressure Vessels with an Additional Cryogenic Bonding Scope

Period of Performance: 01/01/2007 - 12/31/2007


Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

HyPerComp Engineering, Inc.
1080 North Main, Suite #2
Brigham City, UT 84302
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

Utah State University
Physics Department 4415 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322


The intent of the proposed effort is to investigate the detailed composite material performance characteristics after being subjected to cryogenic temperatures and impact damage. HyPerComp Engineering, Inc. (HEI) and Utah State University (USU) further propose to correlate these characteristics to composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) and demonstrate the correlation through actual COPV testing. This will result in a safer, more reliable design for high performance COPVs in a cryogenic environment.