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Lightweight Man-Portable Winch

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
53306
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01SB2-0063
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUOIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
3000-B Conestoga Drive Carson City, NV 89706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Lightweight Man-Portable Winch
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0103CR164
Award Amount: $499,932.00
 

Abstract:

Urban warfare tactics call for clearing buildings from the top down. Roof access is greatly improved by a lightweight, efficient winch as a personal lifting device. The devise generates 1-2 hp, lifting soldiers with fighting load (~100 kg) at a rate of1-meter-per-second. Radiated noise is less than 50 db. It will be as efficient as possible to minimize the fuel consumption and thermal signature. In Phase I Quoin conducted an engineering feasibility investigation for the lifting system with the use ofcomputer analysis of system elements and designed and demonstrated a working system. Phase II will optimize the current design and evaluate three power supply options including liquid and solid propellant cartridges and Quoin?s PowerQuickTMfree-piston-based micro-engine; currently under development as a primary power source for DARPA. The high-pressure gas from the power source drives a small turbine internal to a winch. Each power supply option will be designed, built and tested, with thebest performing power supply integrated with the winch to produce a fieldable unit. The system will be demonstrated with Special Forces, FBI and commercial users.

Principal Investigator:

Vince Homer
Principal Investigator
7604464452
mjacobson@quointech.com

Business Contact:

Cathryn Jacobson
Vice President,
7604464452
cjacobson@quointech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUOIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
1331 Inyo Street Ridgecrest, CA 93555

EIN/Tax ID: 770263589
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No