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Composite Leading Edges
Non Destructive Evaluation, Specimen Design/Fabrication

Composite Leading Edges

Highly curved composite aerospace components are very difficult to inspect using the typical inspection techniques available in the factory or…

UT Visualization
Data/Information Analysis, Non Destructive Evaluation

UT Visualization

TRI Austin has a method for generating 3D digital models of aircraft components and structures by piggybacking on data from…

Automated UT Data Analysis
Data/Information Analysis, Non Destructive Evaluation

Automated UT Data Analysis

TRI Austin has an automated approach for the translation of full UT datasets to detect and identify disbonds and other…

Microwave Inspection
Non Destructive Evaluation, Technique/Product Development

Microwave Inspection

Dielectric properties, and therefore radar transmission abilities, of radomes degrade with weathering, but the mechanisms causing degradation are not well…

LAHMP™
Non Destructive Evaluation, Technique/Product Development

LAHMP™

Cracks and loose fasteners are continuing structural problems on H-60 helicopters, resulting in unexpected downtime to repair/replace structures. This reduces…

FastenerCam ™
Non Destructive Evaluation, Technique/Product Development

FastenerCam ™

For decades, cold working has been used to extend the fatigue life of aircraft fastener holes. This procedure may be…

Microstructure
Non Destructive Evaluation, Technique/Product Development

Microstructure

Building upon our successful effort to identify grain structures in titanium alloys, TRI Austin uses a combination of high frequency…

Material Approaches to Mitigate Gap Filler Cracking
LO Gap Fillers, Materials

Material Approaches to Mitigate Gap Filler Cracking

Development of crack resistant conductive gap-fillers fits within the Air Force’s goal of investing in low observable maintenance improvements to…

Aircraft Battle Damage Repair (ABDR) with Ultraviolet Cure Resin Systems
Composite Repair, Materials

Aircraft Battle Damage Repair (ABDR) with Ultraviolet Cure Resin Systems

Rapid on-aircraft repair techniques for fiberglass composite components are essential to the support of the Air Expeditionary Force concept. Field…

Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Foams
Composite Repair, Materials

Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Foams

TRI Austin developed a series of room temperature cure syntactic foam products for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair (ABDR). A single…

Efficient On-Aircraft Composite Repair Process Requiring Minimal Support Equipment
Composite Repair, Materials

Efficient On-Aircraft Composite Repair Process Requiring Minimal Support Equipment

More efficient on-aircraft repair processes are needed for structural organic-matrix composite components. In response to this need, TRI Austin developed…

Innovative Matrix Systems for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Tactical Rocket Motor Applications
High Temp Composite Resins, Materials

Innovative Matrix Systems for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Tactical Rocket Motor Applications

The superior strength-to-weight ratio of composites has prompted expanded usage in tactical missiles. However, increasing mission demands are driving the…

Decon Check – Materials and Methods for Thorough Decontamination
Materials, Personal Protection

Decon Check – Materials and Methods for Thorough Decontamination

Some hazardous materials (HazMats) are so toxic that a few drops on the skin can cause serious harm, or even…

CBW Safe Water Pouch
Materials, Personal Protection

CBW Safe Water Pouch

TRI Austin developed a chemical-biological warfare (CBW) resistant water pouch to provide safe drinking water in contaminated environments. The water…

Cosmetic Coating to Protect Unclothed Skin from Thermal (Burn) Injury
Materials, Personal Protection

Cosmetic Coating to Protect Unclothed Skin from Thermal (Burn) Injury

Burns are generally prevented by clothing and materials that offer a considerable degree of thermal protection from high heat fluxes.…

Water Based Hydraulic Fluid
Environmental Materials, Materials

Water Based Hydraulic Fluid

Petroleum based hydraulics are problematic in terms of environmental hazards, flammability, and cost. The Submarine External Hydraulic System (SEHS) is…

Non-Hazardous Air Pollutants Rubber Cement
Environmental Materials, Materials

Non-Hazardous Air Pollutants Rubber Cement

Cements currently used to bond rubber to metal and rubber to rubber contain large amounts of hazardous volatile organic compounds…

Diver Safe Grease
Environmental Materials, Materials

Diver Safe Grease

Submarines have actuated parts that must be lubricated with grease to ensure correct operation and long service-life. In dry deck…

Improved Accelerated Life Testing
Materials, Subsea ALT

Improved Accelerated Life Testing

The Navy spends $10 to 100 million per year on unexpected and premature failures of outboard equipment due to cathodic…

Accelerated Life Testing of Sonar Hardware
Materials, Subsea ALT

Accelerated Life Testing of Sonar Hardware

Sonar systems are critical Naval assets that require well-defined performance and lifetime characteristics. These systems are expected to last 15-20…

Fat Line Tow Cable
Materials, Subsea Materials

Fat Line Tow Cable

The Navy's TB-16 array consists of an acoustic detector array that is towed by a cable that serves a direct…

Waterproof Towed Array Hosewall
Materials, Subsea Materials

Waterproof Towed Array Hosewall

High moisture permeation rates through hose wall materials are a primary failure mode for the design currently used in fat…

Moulding Compounds and Test Methods for Underwater Hardware
Materials, Subsea Materials

Moulding Compounds and Test Methods for Underwater Hardware

The Navy continues to incur very high costs and lost service time due to unanticipated maintenance and repair or replacement…

TRI SealPlus® Coating for Plasma Sprayed Ceramics
Materials, Subsea Materials

TRI SealPlus® Coating for Plasma Sprayed Ceramics

TRI SealPlus® is specifically designed for sealing the pores of plasma sprayed ceramic coatings. The cured sealer reduces permeation of…

Bond-Coat™
Materials, Subsea Materials

Bond-Coat™

BondCoat™ is technology for making underwater connectors resistant to cathodic delamination. The Portsmouth connector is the most commonly used underwater…

Tough-Grip® Non-Skid Surface Coatings for Navy Fleet Application
Materials, Protective Coatings

Tough-Grip® Non-Skid Surface Coatings for Navy Fleet Application

Non-skid coating materials are used for treatment of aircraft carrier flight deck surfaces and ship deck applications. Legacy non-skid products…

High-Temperature Aircraft Camouflage Coatings
Materials, Protective Coatings

High-Temperature Aircraft Camouflage Coatings

Working under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, scientists from AFRL and the Texas Research Institute developed a high-temperature…

Improved Protective Coatings for High Strength Steels
Materials, Protective Coatings

Improved Protective Coatings for High Strength Steels

Corrosion resistant coatings are used to protect aircraft landing gear components that are made of high-strength steel. These alloys are…

High-Temperature, Abrasion Resistant Coating
Materials, Protective Coatings

High-Temperature, Abrasion Resistant Coating

Many of the coatings used on composite aircraft cannot withstand high temperatures, especially while maintaining mechanical properties such as abrasion…

Physical Scale Models for Signature Reduction
Additive Manufacturing, Engineering

Physical Scale Models for Signature Reduction

The suppression of a ship’s magnetic signature is important in the effort to thwart detection by adversarial forces and prevent…

Manufacturing of Stress Physical Scale Models (SPSMs) for Signature Reduction and Resistance to Environmental Stress
Additive Manufacturing, Engineering

Manufacturing of Stress Physical Scale Models (SPSMs) for Signature Reduction and Resistance to Environmental Stress

The use of stress physical scale models allows the Navy to design ship magnetic field signature reduction systems into Navy…

Methodologies for Predicting Dormant Missile Reliabilities
Electronics Reliability/Accelerated Life Testing, Engineering

Methodologies for Predicting Dormant Missile Reliabilities

Reliability of weapon systems through periods of storage dormancy has long been a significant concern to military organizations. The trend…

Assessing the Impact of Lead-free Solders on the Long-term Reliability of Weapon System Electronics
Electronics Reliability/Accelerated Life Testing, Engineering

Assessing the Impact of Lead-free Solders on the Long-term Reliability of Weapon System Electronics

Lead based solders were used for decades to make conductive and structural connections in electronic assemblies. Whole manufacturing technologies were…

Multi-Stress Chamber for Accelerated Life Testing of Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuits
Electronics Reliability/Accelerated Life Testing, Engineering

Multi-Stress Chamber for Accelerated Life Testing of Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuits

Verification testing of  TRI Austin’s Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuit/Environmental Evaluation Chamber (PEM/EEC) were carried out in this project. The PEIM/EEC has…

Pressure Vessel Implosion Sea Test
Engineering, Warfighter Protection and Systems

Pressure Vessel Implosion Sea Test

The US DoD requires cylindrical and spherical pressure resistant vessels for various applications. In some applications, these vessels need to…

Variable Vehicle Cone Index (VVCI) System
Engineering, Warfighter Protection and Systems

Variable Vehicle Cone Index (VVCI) System

Tactical wheeled vehicles need the ability to adapt to rapidly changing terrain conditions and missions by developing a Variable Vehicle…

Submarine Flex Hose to Reduce Lead Exposure
Engineering, Warfighter Protection and Systems

Submarine Flex Hose to Reduce Lead Exposure

The MK48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) Heavyweight Torpedo is a primary submarine weapon and has been considered the workhorse of the…

Special Operation Forces (SOF) Mission Equipment Storage Container
Engineering, Warfighter Protection and Systems

Special Operation Forces (SOF) Mission Equipment Storage Container

TRI Austin developed an optimized man portable flexible container that protects divers from multiple hazards related to carry-on equipment being…

Proteckt® Blast & Impact Injury Mitigating Material
Engineering, Warfighter Protection and Systems

Proteckt® Blast & Impact Injury Mitigating Material

Proteckt® Energy Absorbing Appliques are high performing energy absorbing solutions designed to provide tactical vehicles superior high energy impact attenuation…

Proteckt®
Engineering, Warfighter Protection and Systems

Proteckt®

Severe head and body trauma resulting from vehicular accidents and explosions is a major concern to the military. The objective…

ThermaSafe™
Engineering, Specialty Composite Materials

ThermaSafe™

ThermaSafe™ is a fire resistant, low smoke, non toxic resin system. Significant weigh savings on Navy Ships and submarines can be…

Ecomass High Density Compounds
Engineering, Specialty Composite Materials

Ecomass High Density Compounds

The DOD is always seeking low-cost, lightweight manufacturing technology for munitions packaging that meets environmental requirements. Texas Research Institute Austin…

Alternative Energy Sources for Heating Rations
Engineering, Military Field Feeding Equipment

Alternative Energy Sources for Heating Rations

An alternate tray ration heating system (ATRHS) utilizing heat recovered from diesel engine exhaust was developed and evaluated for the…

Compact Sanitation Center for Expeditionary Field Feeding
Engineering, Military Field Feeding Equipment

Compact Sanitation Center for Expeditionary Field Feeding

The Army’s Assault Kitchen (AK) supports the field feeding with Heat and Serve (UGR-H&S) meals in mobile operations as well…

Continuous Mode Conveyor Cooking Appliance for Military Field Feeding
Engineering, Military Field Feeding Equipment

Continuous Mode Conveyor Cooking Appliance for Military Field Feeding

Modern military field kitchens are required to provide high volume throughput while maintaining the best quality of group feeding rations…

Deep Fat Fryer Replacement
Engineering, Military Field Feeding Equipment

Deep Fat Fryer Replacement

TRI Austin designed and demonstrated an Oil-less Deep Fat Fryer (DFF) replacement system through the use of high speed air…

Affordable High Rate Manufacturing Process for High Density Sub-Projectiles
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Affordable High Rate Manufacturing Process for High Density Sub-Projectiles

There is a requirement for lethal high density sub-projectiles that are affordable. Simple shapes, which are relatively inexpensive, lose lethality…

Small Lightweight Concealable Stabilization Device
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Small Lightweight Concealable Stabilization Device

U.S. SOCOM requires small, lightweight, concealable stabilization devices for target designators, cameras, and other imagers. A fieldable solution must be…

Countermeasure Launch Tube
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Countermeasure Launch Tube

The Mk 77 Mod 0 Gas Generator countermeasure launch tube used on U.S. Navy submarines was constructed from 1026 carbon…

Biometric Design of Morphing Micro Air Vehicles
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Biometric Design of Morphing Micro Air Vehicles

Over the past two decades significant progress has been made on the development of mission capable micro air vehicles (MAV)…

Expeditionary Matting Soil Stabilization System
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Expeditionary Matting Soil Stabilization System

Soil stabilization matting is used to provide a temporary roadway for wheeled vehicles in areas otherwise rendered impassable due to…

Payload Canister for Virginia Class Submarine
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Payload Canister for Virginia Class Submarine

TRI Austin is developing a composite standardized payload canister that will support rapid integration of payloads into the forward Virginia…

Hazardous Material Satellite Storage Lockers
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Hazardous Material Satellite Storage Lockers

TRI Austin developed a cost effective, corrosion resistant hazardous material storage locker design to meet shipboard deployment requirements with acceptable…

Aircraft Carrier Composite Berths
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Aircraft Carrier Composite Berths

The U.S. Navy has a goal of reducing weight and extending the service life of equipment on board ships. TRI…

Special Operation Forces (SOF) Composite Reconfigurable Berthing
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Special Operation Forces (SOF) Composite Reconfigurable Berthing

TRI Austin developed a low cost, lightweight, fire resistant, reconfigurable composite berth system designed to provide corrosion free service life…

Shipboard Shower Stalls
Engineered Composite Structures, Engineering

Shipboard Shower Stalls

To address the Navy’s need for shipboard shower stalls that are affordable, modular, corrosion resistant, water tight, and with reduced…

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