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Investigation into Novel Approaches¿to Maximize the Performance of Lightweight…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74098
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-217-1276
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GS Engineering, Inc.
47500 US Hwy 41 Houghton, MI 49931-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Investigation into Novel Approaches¿to Maximize the Performance of Lightweight Vehicular Mechanical Countermine Equipment
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0053
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 in mine-clearing. Existing mine-clearing systems require significant tractive effort, thus forcing them to rely on large prime movers such as tanks, or other specialized vehicles. This new invention will allow lightweight vehicles to become mine-clearing capable, thus greatly increasing the capabilities and safety of deployed ground forces. This new device will be portable, modular, lightweight, scalable and adaptable to a wide variety of future and existing vehicle platforms. This countermine device will offer additional benefits such as reduced fuel costs, increased aircraft payload capacity, simplified logistics, reduced maintenance, and reduced shipping costs. GSE's new technology would also increase mine blast survivability and durability by increasing the stand-off distance from detonated mines. This will be achieved by innovative new techniques for mine neutralization, coupled with the use of advanced materials to provide increased durability.

Principal Investigator:

Glen Simula
President
9064821235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com

Business Contact:

Glen Simula
President
9064821235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GS ENGINEERING, INC.
101 West Lakeshore Drive Houghton, MI 49931

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