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Complex Obstacle Traversing Suspension System for Wheeled Ground Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62902
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1819
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Complex Obstacle Traversing Suspension System for Wheeled Ground Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0026
Award Amount: $729,934.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this Phase II project is to develop and fabricate propulsion and suspension components for the Army Mongrel Test Vehicle. The suspension system will be built around a swing arm design that is common to all four corners of the vehicle. Each corner will have electric in-wheel motors with planetary gear hubs (for torque applification) for propulsion and hydraulic brakes for quick stopping (the electric motors will provide for regenerative braking capability). The swing arm design will also be fabricated to accept two different semi-active suspension systems. The first utilizes a magneto-rehological (MR) damper with coil-over spring made by Carrera. The second uses a compressible fluid damper system made by Liquid Spring Technologies. This compressible fluid system will be used in parallel with a wheel lift mechanism to allow for greatly improved obstacle traversing capablility by allowing for the independent lifting or lowering of each wheel corner.

Principal Investigator:

Boyd Bucher
Senior Manager
6174986488
bucher.boyd@tiax.biz

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
6174985655
wong.renee@tiax.biz
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No