Aztex, Inc.

303 BEAR HILL ROAD
Waltham, MA 02154
http://www.aztex-z-fiber.com
20 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 12
Total Value of Awards $5.42MM
First Award Date 04/30/98
Most Recent Award Date 04/15/05

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Harris Mr. John J. Harris 10 Message
Magee Ms. Constance Magee 1 Message
Campbell Thomas Campbell 1

12 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF05-238
Budget: 04/15/05 - 04/15/06

CLAS Structures reduce the weight of conventional antenna systems by embedding the antennas into the load bearing composite structures. The Northrop LOBSTAR program is developing this technology for potential use on Global Hawk.This program proposes the use of a new core material developed by Aztex - K-CorT to provide a superior structural solu...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N01-160
Budget: 12/18/03 - 12/18/05

Sandwich core structures represent a lightweight and structurally efficient approach for composite airframe fabrication. However, the use of sandwich core structures has also presented challenges, particularly in high humidity environments. In these environments, any defect or damage to the sandwich facesheets allows moisture intrusion into the ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA03-052
Budget: 06/20/03 - 12/19/03

Aztex has developed a technology to reinforce composites called Z-Fiberr insertion. Normally standard carbon fiber pins are inserted through the thickness of an uncured carbon prepreg laminate using ultrasonic energy. The resulting product has superior damage tolerance. It is possible to adapt this process to use thermally conductive pins and to...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N02-065
Budget: 04/03/02 - 09/30/02

Aztex has developed an open cell periodic metal truss structure, Metal Truss X-Cor, as a multi-functional alternative to metallic honeycomb and stochastic cellular metal structures currently under consideration for the Marine Expeditionary Family of Fighting Vehicles (MEFFV). This all-metal structure can offer to maximize the efficiency of a m...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N01-160
Budget: 02/13/02 - 08/13/02

Sandwich core structures represent a lightweight and structurally efficient approach for composite airframe fabrication. However, the use of sandwich core structures has also presented many challenges, particularly for Navy aircraft that tend to see extensive exposure to salt spray and high humidity environments. In these environments, any defec...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-283
Budget: 06/05/01 - 07/05/03

The vision for routine space access and rapid turn around rates requires space vehicles to be more aircraft-like in their reliability. To achieve this reliability requires robust, high temperature material systems. Systems under consideration include ceramic or carbon matrix reinforced composite structures. The history of these structures howeve...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-283
Budget: 05/24/00 - 03/24/01

Significant resources have been invested to develop high temperature structural materials for access to space. Development has focused primarily on systems with operating temperatures in excess of 2000F. The idea of these high temperature materials is to provide thermal shock resistance, protection to substructure materials, and structural per...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-268
Budget: 05/16/00 - 03/16/01

A key roadblock to producing affordable composite airframe structure is the poordamage tolerance and ballistic survivability of conventional 2D joints. To addressthese issues, fasteners, radius blocks, ply build-ups, etc. are typically added to the structure, dramatically effecting cost, weight and manufacturability. The combination of 3D woven ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98-172
Budget: 07/14/99 - 07/12/02

The percentage of composite materials that comprise modern fighter aircraft has increased to meet stringent weight and performance requirements. However, "Fly-away" part costs remain high relative to comparable metallic structure. Reduced acquisition costs required for next generation aircraft such as JSF demand novel applications of composite m...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N97-020
Budget: 05/10/99 - 05/10/01

The percentage of composite materials that comprise modern aircraft has increased to meet stringent weight and performance requiremetns. However, "fly-away" part costs remain high relative to comparable metallic structure. Reduced acquisition costs required for next generation aircraft such as JSF demand novel applications of composite materials...

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