Large composite structures include sonar bow domes, high frequency chin array fairings, and sail cusps for the Virginia Class Submarine (VCS). Other large structures produced for marine applications include radar absorbing louvers, and sonar keel domes. These products protect vital instrumentation, and provide energy absorbing and reflection properties that enhance the vessel’s performance.
Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) has developed innovative manufacturing processes to meet the challenge of constructing very large composite and rubber structures that are more than 20 feet long, weighing 25 tons. The company’s expertise in diverse materials and fabrication processes enable it to deliver affordable products to exacting standards.
Key benefits provided by these large structures include light-weight, low maintenance life cycle cosst reduced, radar and acoustic signature reduction, and thermal and fireproof management.