Advanced Cable for Arresting Aircraft
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-136
Topic Title: Advanced Cable for Arresting Aircraft
Proposal No.: N082-136-0979
Firm: Wirerope Works, Inc.
100 Maynard Street
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
Contact: Michael Catino
Phone: (570) 327-4233
Web Site:
Abstract: A design evaluation of possible IWRC type ropes will be completed including suggested parameters to be investigated. The approved designs will be used to produce test lengths of sample ropes. The sample ropes will be tested to evaluate the performance improvment and the factors affecting that improvement. The best improvements will be used in Phase II full scale testing.
Benefits: This work will develop the next generation of aircraft arresting ropes with improved life and reliability. This will also advance improvements to the socketing of the rope which will lower costs while improving installation time and reliablity.