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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63153
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-2417
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GS Engineering Inc.
47500 U.S. Hwy 41 Houghton, MI 49931-9061
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Wheels over Track Optimization for Future Combat System (FCS) Application
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0129
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 follow using band track components in the laboratory for initial testing, followed by a full vehicle field test which will correlate vehicle data to theoretical models. The final product of Phase II will be a band track over wheels demonstrator vehicle and correlated computer models applicable for track over wheel vehicles - both FCS vehicles and commercial. This program will include the track and vehicle suspension design experience of GS Engineering and the mobility modeling of the Keweenaw Research Center.

Principal Investigator:

Adam Johnson
Chief Engineer
9063700002
adam@gsengineering.com

Business Contact:

Glen Simula
President
9063702565
Glen@gsengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GS ENGINEERING, INC.
616 Shelden Ave Suite 203 Houghton, MI 49931

EIN/Tax ID: 383611785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No