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Company Information:

Company Name: CRAFT ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.
City: Hampton
State: VA
Zip+4: 23661-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (757) 825-1516

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $209,022.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,363,141.00 3

Award List:

Dynamic Positioning and Motion Control during Cargo Transfer Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. D. Bird, III, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,785.00
Abstract:
The goal of this proposal is to develop a portable dynamic positioning system appropriate for an LCU-sized vessel participating in large ship to small ship cargo transfer operations. The main innovation over existing dynamic positioning systems is the exploitation of the LCU's propulsion system and… More

Autonomous Movement of Containers from Ship to Shore

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. D. Bird, III, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,785.00
Abstract:
The goal of this proposal is to develop a method of transferring cargo from the ship to the shore autonomously and precisely by integrating positioning technologies with an airfoil that is towed and launched from existing high speed vessels. The airfoil will be self-contained, reusable, and can be… More

Cargo Transfer from Offshore Supply Vessels to Large Deck Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. D. Bird, III, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,452.00
Abstract:
A movable articulated crane (MAC) system is proposed that can be used to retrieve palletized cargo from the deck of a dynamically positioned offshore supply vessel and deposit it on an elevator or side platform of any large deck ship. The MAC system will have the following features - 1)… More

Dynamic Positioning and Motion Control during Cargo Transfer Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Dexter Bird, III, Senionr Engineer
Award Amount: $714,681.00
Abstract:
Detailed design, fabrication and installation of a modular column support structure to support the testing of the Hi-CASS crane concept.

Autonomous Movement of Containers from Ship to Shore

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Bird, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $299,250.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II research effort is to design, develop, and demonstrate a Ship Launched Aerial Delivery System (SLADS) that can operate from an offshore vessel and deliver cargo up to five miles over the shore.

Cargo Transfer from Offshore Supply Vessels to Large Deck Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Bird, Senior Engineer – (757) 825-1516
Award Amount: $349,210.00
Abstract:
There is a range of hydraulic extending-boom and knuckle-boom cranes in use on marine vessels. These cranes are often used in dynamic motion environments for cargo transfer and small boat handling. The purpose of this research is to improve the performance of hydraulic marine cranes in the dynamic… More