Advanced Composite Structural Members for Tall, Narrow Structures

Period of Performance: 06/10/2004 - 03/10/2005

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Isotruss Structures, Inc.
1080 North Main Street, Suite One
Brigham City, UT 84302
Principal Investigator

Abstract

IsoTruss Structures, Inc., proposes to design, analyze, manufacture, and test the IsoTruss technology utilizing various glass fibers and resin matrix combinations. Structural members employing the IsoTruss technology would be significantly lighter and lower cost versus all current composite structural technologies. Based on ISI's experience with tall, narrow, multiple-sectioned carbon fiber structures, IsoTruss envisions F041-267-0498 Phase I as a program to expand USAF's and ISI's collective knowledge of glass fiber composites in the IsoTruss geometry. This includes raw material properties, raw material suppliers, raw material prices, raw material procurement practices, raw material handling practices, manufacturing methods, and manufacturing costs.