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Exercise Torpedo Buoyancy (Recovery) System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87404
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-212-0405
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
1832 180th Street South East Bothell, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Exercise Torpedo Buoyancy (Recovery) System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0050
Award Amount: $69,127.00
 

Abstract:

Retrieval of field exercise torpedoes by the US Navy requires an inflatable Buoyancy Recovery System (BRS). The current hot gas system is expensive to operate/maintain with expended material and is labor-intensive to refurbish. Systima is proposing a new, lower cost torpedo buoyancy system which eliminates the need to cleanout the byproducts of the inflation system, the associated inflation system solid propellant grain costs, and assembly/operation complexity of the current solid propellant based torpedo buoyancy systems. The Systima inflation system approach is estimated to provide a cost savings in excess of $1,000,000 per year. By utilizing modern, refillable, high pressure composite gas bottles as the energy source for inflation of the system, a lightweight, high performance system is engineered which also features improved handling and logistics due to the lack of explosive components. Robustness is enhanced through a differential pressure control system and deployment features are designed to provide safer, easier retrieval by naval personnel.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Desimone
Design Engineer
4254874020
anthony.desimone@systima.com

Business Contact:

Tom Prenzlow
General Manager
4254874020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYSTIMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1832 180th St. SE Bothell, WA 98012

EIN/Tax ID: 270011081
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No