Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.

The Millennium Centre Array
Triadelphia, WV 26059
http://www.trl.com
52 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 90
Total Value of Awards $30.2MM
First Award Date 05/01/98
Most Recent Award Date 08/11/16

90 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: MDA14-014
Budget: 08/11/16 - 08/10/18

The feasibility of using a low-cost, coal-based carbon foam (CFOAM) for providing lightning and thermal protection for ground-based missile systems was demonstrated during Phase I. Touchstone proposes to build on the Phase I efforts and take the development of this system to the next stage. During Phase I, a concept was developed that will pro...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N161-069
Budget: 07/11/16 - 05/10/17

Touchstone proposes to incorporate its MetPreg fiber reinforced aluminum material into a concept for bonded-on repairs to cracked aluminum ship hulls and superstructure. The method would not require logistics beyond that which is normally available to ships force or entail the use of materials with short shelf life. MetPreg has been shown to arr...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: Z3.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

The proposed research pursues a path for reducing structural weight, increasing structural performance, and reducing fabrication cost while also minimizing maintainability. The approach, which is based on selective reinforcement, is a change in the basic design philosophy and will result in the development of a hybrid material form. The select...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N151-002
Budget: 06/18/15 - 04/17/16

Touchstone proposes to build on past vehicle exhaust system experience to develop an innovative lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and low-cost system that provides an alternative to the heavy metallic exhaust systems that are currently being used on amphibious assault vehicles and that gives better corrosion performance than the aluminum and com...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Delaware

Agency: Army
Topic: A12A-T004
Budget: 05/01/14 - 04/30/15

The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop an improved ultrasonic consolidation (UC) process for metal matrix composites (MMCs). The Phase I effort demonstrated the feasibility of using a fiber-matrix unit cell finite element analysis to study the thermal and acoustic softening that occurs during UC. The analyses completed in P...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA14-014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Touchstone proposes to build on past thermal protection system (TPS) efforts and develop an innovative lightweight and low-cost system that provides protection from lightning strikes as well as from heat and atmospheric debris. This will be accomplished by utilizing a lightweight carbon foam (CFOAM?) as the foundational material and varying the...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-H5.02
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

The proposed research pursues a path for reducing structural weight, increasing structural performance, and reducing fabrication cost while also minimizing maintainability. The approach, which is a based on selective reinforcement, is a change in the basic design philosophy and will result in the development of a hybrid material form. The sele...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N122-109
Budget: 11/07/12 - 05/07/13

The goal of the Phase 1 effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a structurally flexible multi-layered insulation for increased thermal management and reduced weight for a portable helipad for austere environments compared to the current single material system. Hor gases and thrust particulates from aircraft exhaust can create extreme t...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Delaware

Agency: Army
Topic: A12A-T004
Budget: 09/25/12 - 03/30/13

The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop an improved ultrasonic consolidation process for metal matrix composites (MMCs). This will be done through the development and validation of multiscale models of the bonding process and the laminated structures produced. These models will facilitate the optimization of the in-coming ma...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N12A-T012
Budget: 06/25/12 - 04/26/13

The United States Navy has identified the need to investigate the use of auxetic fabric for military personnel protective clothing including jackets, shirts, pants, helmets, boots, gloves, and even body armor. Auxetic fabric technology has a unique feature in that it exhibits a negative Poisson s ratio effect when subjected to an axial load. Aux...

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