Improved Hull Form Patrol Combatant
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
A concept design will be performed to allow the conversion of a 160-foot Athena Class Gunboat (PG) to a HYSWAS hull form. This work will be performed by the same team of personnel who designed and built the 27-foot HYSWAS demostration vessel QUEST under an earlier Phase II SBIR. The proposed design will provide high endurance, speeds above 40 knots in sea state 5, a large payload fraction and a range of 3000 nautical miles at 36 knots. The proposed Phase I work involves three iterations through the concept design sprial with four project review spread throughout the program. Bath Iron Works, working under a $25k subcontract, will provide the concept design of a combat systems suite for the proposed craft.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Principal Investigator:Mark S. Rice, P.e.
Maritime Applied Physics,
9010 Maier Road Laurel, MD 20723
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