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Applying Fine Water Mist (FWM) Technology to DDG 51 Class Ships

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64948
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0883
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Applying Fine Water Mist (FWM) Technology to DDG 51 Class Ships
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-03-C-3089
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Water mist fire protection systems offer an attractive alternative to halon-proteted shipboard hazards. Well documented performance characteristics, combined with evolving commercial hardware technology, offers the opportunity to develop a retrofitsuppression package for Navy ships. This Phase I proposal describes the feasibility study needed to advance this concept to prototype development and ultimate commercialization. Variables to address in the feasibility study include fire extinguishingperformance as a function of nozzle design, system pressure flow rate, and actuating mechanism. Shipboard integration requires an architectural assessment of fluid power supplies, agent storage, valving, control systems, and survivability. There is thepotential to commercialize a retrofit water mist fire protection package for application to a number of military/government ship platforms.

Principal Investigator:

Gerard G. Back
Senior Engineer
4107378677
jback@haifire.com

Business Contact:

Philip J. DiNenno
President
4107378677
pdinenno@haifire.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227

EIN/Tax ID: 521199515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No