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COMPRESSIBLE FLUID STRUT FOR WHEELED VEHICLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13049
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Taylor Devices Inc.
90 Taylor Drive North Tonawan, NY 14120
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: COMPRESSIBLE FLUID STRUT FOR WHEELED VEHICLES
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,452.00
 

Abstract:

COMPRESSIBLE FLUID SUSPENSIONS ARE WIDELY USED WITHIN THE MILITARY TO PROTECT WEAPONS AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS FROM WEAPONS EFFECT SHOCK AND VIBRATION. THE ADAPTATION OF THIS TECHNOLOGY TO WHEELED AND TRACKED MILITARY VEHICLES WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN BOTH HANDLING AND RIDE. A SECOND BENEFIT OF THIS TYPE OF SUSPENSION IS THAT IT CAN EASILY ACCEPT EXTERNAL SENSOR INPUT, TO ALLOW ADAPTIVE RESPONSE CAPABILITY. THIS MEANS THAT SUSPENSION CHARACTERISTICS CAN BE READILY ALTERED TO ACCOMMODATE CHANGES IN VEHICLE GROSS WEIGHT, ROAD CONDITIONS, AND MISSION PROFILES. A THIRD BENEFIT IS THE RELATIVE SIMPLICITY OF THE COMPRESSIBLE FLUID SUSPENSION, AS COMPARED TO BOTH PNEUMATIC AND MECHANICAL DESIGNS HAVING ADAPTIVE CAPABILITY. A SIMPLE COMPRESSIBLE FLUID STRUT PROVIDES MAXIMUM CAPABILITY WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTS. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DESIGN OF A COMPRESSIBLE FLUID SUSPENSION HAVING ADAPTIVE SPRING AND DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS. THE CANDIDATE VEHICLE IS THE USMC LAV-25, WITHIN WHICH AN ADEQUATE ENVELOPE EXISTS TO APPLY THE PROPOSED TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas P Taylor
7166940800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Taylor Devices Inc
90 Taylor Dr N Tonawanda, NY 14120

EIN/Tax ID: 160797789
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No