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Tools, Techniques and Materials for Lightweight Tracks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87285
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-131-0898
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: 2008
Title: Tools, Techniques and Materials for Lightweight Tracks
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-09-C-0128
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 lightweight vehicles. The new system must allow two crew members to assemble, install, disassemble, or repair segmented tracks. The proposed approach is to develop processes and a system of multi-use tools which will allow ergonomically easy movement, lifting, installation, alignment, and connection techniques of the segments and track lengths. The tools will have multiple uses to reduce the number of tools required, which will revolutionize the current manual efforts and greatly reduce the logistical burden associated with track installation. GSE has a unique background with extensive experience in track design, lightweight vehicle component design, and advanced materials development. GSE's team includes experts with specific experience in advanced lightweight track design and manufacturing, and this team is well-suited for the development of new processes and tools to install and repair segment track sections.

Principal Investigator:

Glen Simula
President
9064821235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Halonen
Business Development Manager
9064821235
andrew.halonen@gsengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GS ENGINEERING, INC.
47500 US Hwy 41 Houghton, MI 49931

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