Thermoplastic Composite Design, Inc.

7400 State RD 46
Mims, FL 32754
12 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 5
Total Value of Awards $1.8MM
First Award Date 07/10/03
Most Recent Award Date 06/01/05

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Polk Dr. Dale E. Polk 5 Message

5 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-270
Budget: 06/01/05 - 02/01/06

Many tactical shelters are designed to house electronic communications equipment and require shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). A thermoplastic composite, shelters can be made which meets the requirements of MIL-STD-810E, and ASTM E 1925, and also have EMI shielding. Thermoplastic Composite Design has previously developed an...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF04-269
Budget: 06/01/05 - 06/01/07

TCD, Inc has developed a unique three (3) piece panel design which is a huge advantages for the next generation wall design as it allowed the following new design changes and process advantages such as: A. Panel weight could be lowered as shear strength is provided by steel members. B. Panel materials could be more elastic in nature significantl...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-279
Budget: 09/01/04 - 09/01/06

During Phase I TCD investigated the effect on mechanical properties when exposured to direct solar, UV radiation. TCD examined the visual and mechanical changes to Thermoplastic Composites from UV exposure in the following areas; UV Stabilizer Evaluation Mechanical Properties Strength Comparison Surface Degradation For the SBIR Phas...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF04-269
Budget: 06/08/04 - 03/08/05

Military structures and shelters are located all over the world. The DoD has been trying to modernize the metal structure and shelter programs to a light weight composites material for many years but with limited success. Concerns Include: Weight Mechanical Properties/Performance Lifecycle Costs Damage tolerance and UV Resistance Corr...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-279
Budget: 07/10/03 - 04/10/04

The ability of composite structures to handle harsh environmental conditions such as UV damage from sunlight and other weather-aging phenomenon is critical to Air Force structures such as composite Rigid Wall Relocatable Structures (RWRS) and ISO containers. Inherent weaknesses in composite matrixes make them vulnerable to degradation from UV ra...