Engaging Flexible Fuel Bladders Manufacturers for Aircraft Systems TxHiEnergy
Award last edited on: 1/25/2023

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Principal Investigator
Aureliano Perez Jr

Company Information

Texas High Energy Materials (AKA: THEM)

13581 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729
   (512) 670-6182
Location: Single
Congr. District: 37
County: Williamson

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Contract Number: N/A
Start Date: 8/15/2022    Completed: 4/14/2024
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Direct to Phase II

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Contract Number: SP4701-22-C-0076
Start Date: 8/15/2022    Completed: 4/14/2024
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A proven, cost effective, highly automated, consistent, and predictable manufacturing process with rapid production rates will be implemented to manufacture high quality, self-sealing aviation fuel bladders. Our unique manufacturing process and our associated polymer technology will introduce a bladder that effectively alleviates fuel leakage potentials, through a material that is highly resistant to fuel, chemicals, puncture, abrasion and ballistic intrusion. Our technology will provide the DoD with significant reductions to battle damage hazards and loss of assets. Mission-critical combat systems will remain in service without compromising safety or performance of the aircraft. Our novel manufacturing process and self-sealing technology will have widespread use in diverse aerospace, marine, automotive, transportation, and general industrial markets.