Closures protect payloads from surrounding environments during underwater launch. San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) has developed a replacement technology and modified design that utilizes readily available, low cost, off-the-shelf materials, and an optimized design to improve manufacturability and reduce cost of the existing design. SDC is an aerospace and defense company with in-house capabilities to develop and produce products and systems and stands ready to complete development and work with the prime contractor and the U.S. Navy to qualify, integrate, and transition the replacement technology into the current design.
Formed in 2002, San Diego Composites, a highly qualified aerospace company focusing on developing next generation materials, systems, structures, and manufacturing technologies, is steeped in strong engineering principals and offers solid R&D and product development processes. Currently, SDC is developing a Composite Pallet Rapid Restraint (CPR2) system that will exceed the NAVAIR CH-53K g-load crash requirements (20/20/10), successfully restraining the 2,400 gallon Tactical Bulk Fuel Delivery System, and can be transported and installed by a single person in approximately 15 minutes/tank. Our Phase II goal is to further develop the CPR2 system and by December 2018 in simulated operational environment using a representative military aircraft cargo compartment successfully demonstrate our CPR2 system (TRL 6). Other potential air-platforms for the CPR2 include V-22, C-130, and CH-53E.