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Structural Composites provides leadership and industry advancement through our innovative research and development programs. Some of our major composites R&D programs and accomplishments are listed below.
U.S. Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
U.S. Navy, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
UNISYS Corporation Research Program & Hoechst Celanese Research

U.S. Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)​ 

MARITECH Program to develop a composite ship superstructure system. This is a joint "partnership" with STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES leading the effort and Ingalls Shipbuilding, American Bureau of Shipping, and Naval Sea Systems Command as participating partners. 
MARITECH Program for advanced materials technology as applied to ship design and construction. The University of California at San Diego leads this effort, and STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES is a subcontractor tasked with fire performance and structural integrity.

U.S. Navy, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)​​ 

Phase I Program:
  • Development of a New Composite Manufacturing Process for Special Forces Maritime Craft
  • Energy Absorptive Resin Materials for Undersea Structure Radiated Noise Reduction
  • Effects of Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Composites in Submarines
Phase II Program:
  • Study of Fire Performance of Composite Materials in a Submarine Environment

UNISYS Corporation Research Program & Hoechst Celanese Research 

UNISYS Corporation Research Program: Composite Material Studies for U.S. Navy Special Warfare Applications.
Hoechst Celanese Corporation Research, Development and Technical Support Program: Use of Trevira® Fabrics in Composites.