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Company Information:

Company Name: GS Engineering, Inc.
City: Houghton
State: MI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (858) 677-9207

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,204,876.00 15
SBIR Phase II $8,475,867.00 9

Award List:

Durability Improvement of Lightweight Track and Suspension Components for Armored Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"GS Engineering, Inc. will develop several concepts of lightweight road wheels for the AAAV along with exploring wear options. The casting will include high pressure lost foam aluminum wheel castings, permanent mold castings, and aluminum forging for thestructural road wheel. Advanced wear… More

Wheels over Track Optimization for Future Combat System (FCS) Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Adam Johnson, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $115,999.00
Abstract:
The focus of all future Army requirements is a faster, lighter and more agile force. Wheeled vehicles will be prominent in this vision as evidenced by the award of the IAV medium brigade to the GM/GDLS 8X8 wheeled Stryker vehicle. The Boeing Company isinvestigating similar wheeled vehicle designs… More

Durability Improvement of Lightweight Track and Suspension Components for Armored Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Marine Corps AAAV is a quantum leap forward in sea and beachhead mobility over the current AAV A2. This is derived by its 25 knot performance in water combined with a 45 MPH land speed. To achieve this performance, weight is a critical factor for thevehicle, but operation and maintenance costs… More

Durability Improvement of Lightweight Track and Suspension Components for Armored Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The Marine Corps AAAV is a quantum leap forward in sea and beachhead mobility over the current AAV A2. This is derived by its 25 knot performance in water combined with a 45 MPH land speed. To achieve this performance, weight is a critical factor for thevehicle, but operation and maintenance costs… More

Wheels over Track Optimization for Future Combat System (FCS) Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Adam Johnson, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $729,989.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of Phase II is to use refined computer models developed during phase I to help identify performance characteristics of band tracked vehicles, select a wheeled vehicle platform suitable for the application, and specify band track components. Instrumented testing will then… More

Transmission and Driveline Development and Their Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal is directed at a fundamental change in military trucks by designing driveline systems as a complete lightweight module manufactured from selectively chosen lightweight components. Current driveshafts, differentials, transfer cases, axles, and brake systems are typically bolted… More

Investigation into Novel Approaches¿to Maximize the Performance of Lightweight Vehicular Mechanical Countermine Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Due to the widespread use of landmines in past and current conflicts, effective mine-clearing systems are in ever-increasing demand in today's military and humanitarian efforts around the world. GS Engineering (GSE) has invented a unique system that will greatly advance the current state of the art… More

Suspension and Track Noise and Vibration Reduction for Marine Corps Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (EFV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The operational capabilities of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) are a leap-ahead technology as compared to the old AAV/P7. The early vehicle prototypes have identified several areas of improvement to make this an outstanding vehicle. This proposal will be directed at reducing… More

High Temperature Bushings for Tracked Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Bushing degradation in tracked vehicles has attracted attention in the recent conflicts in hot, arid environments around the globe. Due to the increased ambient temperatures and the need for speed and agility, bushings are experiencing higher forces and higher temperatures. Due to this combined… More

Integrated Starter/Alternator for Military Tactical Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $69,108.00
Abstract:
The current fuel economy of military vehicles limits the effectiveness of the deployment into various theaters. As Future Combat Systems (FCS) vehicles are developed, fuel economy, overall weight, performance, power generation, survivability, emissions and maintenance will highlight the need for… More

Suspension and Track Noise and Vibration Reduction for Marine Corps Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (EFV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steve Tarnowski, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
GSE has developed a novel concept for a hybrid track system that greatly improves performance. Preliminary lab tests have demonstrated significant reduction of track-induced noise and vibration, which will lead to improved ride quality for troops and crew, improved reliability of on-board equipment,… More

Integrated Starter/Alternator for Military Tactical Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Vehicles that are capable of acting as mobile generators can support the electrical needs of the mobile fighting force while reducing tactical generator use, and increase vehicle performance such as fuel economy and durability. This can be accomplished through the development of integrated starter… More

Develop Aluminum Metal Matrix Components (Al MMC) and Manufacturing Applications for both Military and Commercial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) materials have been available since the 1950's. The reason MMCs are not called out as a material choice by vehicle design engineers is because they have not proven to be cost effective. A successful MMC program is one that delivers an extremely lightweight… More

Development of Castings for Landing Gear aluminum forgings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
For many landing gear structural components, the need for high-strength while maintaining low weight often necessitates the use of aluminum forgings. Forgings, however, require significant capital investment in tooling and the lead-times associated with producing these tools can be prohibitively… More

High Temperature Bushings for Tracked Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Bushing degradation in tracked vehicles has attracted attention in the recent conflicts in hot, arid environments around the globe. Due to the increased ambient temperatures and the need for speed and agility, bushings are experiencing higher forces and higher temperatures. Due to this combined… More

Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The additional weight of add on armor systems and extra equipment, coupled with IED tactical warfare, has negatively impacted the performance of tactical wheeled vehicles. This is demonstrated by compressed suspension systems, higher vehicle center of gravity, increased rollovers, and reduced… More

Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President – (906) 482-1235
Award Amount: $2,898,344.00
Abstract:
The additional weight of add-on armor systems and extra equipment required by the fighting force, coupled with IED tactical warfare has negatively impacted the performance of tactical wheeled vehicles. This is demonstrated by overstressed suspension systems, higher vehicle center of gravity,… More

Tools, Techniques and Materials for Lightweight Tracks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Alternative processes, tools and techniques are required for installation and support of new lightweight segmented track systems using only two crew members. The logistical burden of the current system of using 3-4 crew members and additional heavy equipment is not feasible to support future… More

Develop Aluminum Metal Matrix Components (Al MMC) and Manufacturing Applications for both Military and Commercial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $729,990.00
Abstract:
GS Engineering has developed a lightweight aluminum metal matrix brake drum that was demonstrated under Phase I to pass the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 dynamometer performance test at 10,000 lb axle rating. The aluminum MMC brake drum is 45% lighter than the comparable cast… More

Real-time Calibration of Embedded Simulation for Faster than Real-time Course Of Action Analysis (COAA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert McGraw, Vice-President, CTO
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is looking for technologies that better support mission planning and re-planning for forces on-the-move. Existing tools and those under development, such as the Coalition Joint Spectrum Management Planning Tool (CJSMPT), are required to provide on-the-move automated interference and… More

Tools, Techniques and Materials for Lightweight Tracks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President – (906) 482-1235
Award Amount: $727,550.00
Abstract:
Alternative processes, tools and techniques are required for installation and support of traditional steel and segmented band track systems using only two crew members. The logistical burden of the current system of using 3-4 crew members and additional heavy equipment is not feasible to support… More

Innovative Wheel Control Technologies for Mechanical Counter Mine Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
GS Engineering (GSE) will develop improvements to current US Army mine rollers that will improve ground-following performance and reduce wheel hop by 50 f?" 90%, with increased mobility and increased effective threat clearing speed. This will be accomplished by applying advanced suspension… More

HMMWV Variable Vehicle Cone Index (VCI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Coxon, Vice President – (906) 482-1235
Award Amount: $149,845.00
Abstract:
The Marine Corps in support of the war fighter has identified the need to increase the mobility of the HMMWV platform to conform to the ORD. As operational theaters constantly change and require the HMMWV platform to operate in soils that have a RCI less than the current vehicle VCI the overall… More

Advanced Ballistic Shielding for Crew Served Weapons Stations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glen Simula, President – (906) 482-1235
Award Amount: $79,970.00
Abstract:
The Navy in support of the sailor has identified the need for an advanced ballistic shield for Crew Served Weapons Stations that will allow for a required level of ballistic protection without interfering with other shipboard duties that need to be performed. This proposed system will protect the… More