Hybrid Composites Manufacturing Technology - Braiding/Filament Winding

Period of Performance: 08/10/1998 - 08/10/2000

$824K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

A & P Technology, Inc.
Two Braid Way
Covington, KY 41017
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

New approaches in the design of composite structures are required to enable more widespread use of composites in primary structural applications. The objective of this project is the development of innovative process technologies that will enable the fabrication of large unitized composite structures at a significantly reduced cost. Feasibility studies in Phase I have demonstrated the promise of these advanced processing concepts and have helped to focus the Phase II effort. The Phase II program will fabricate F110 engine hardware that GE Aircraft Engines management has agreed to subject to an engine test. This will be an important step toward qualification of this new process technology for use in other production aerospace hardware application.