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THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF A CONCEPT TO DESIGN…

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Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
1142
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1142
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N/A
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N/A
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF A CONCEPT TO DESIGN AND BUILD A SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINE THAT WILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF FILLING AND SECURELY CLOSING AT LEAST 600 SANDBAGS PER HOUR.
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,810.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF A CONCEPT TO DESIGN AND BUILD A SPECIAL PURPOSE MACHINE THAT WILL HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF FILLING AND SECURELY CLOSING AT LEAST 600 SANDBAGS PER HOUR. THE MACHINE WILL BE MOTOR OPERATED, OPERABLE BY ONE PERSON IN A COMBAT ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTED BY A TACTICAL VEHICLE. THE BENEFITS FROM SUCH A DEVICE WOULD INDIRECTLY BE THE PROTECTION OF PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT IN A COMBAT ENVIRONMENT. THE CONSTRUCTION SPEED WHEN BUILDING FIELD FORTIFICATIONS, PERSONNEL SHELTERS, AMMUNITION BUNKERS AND GUN EMPLACEMENTS, IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL ENTAIL A CAREFUL EVALUATION OF THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT, POTENTIAL CONTENT VARIATIONS OF THE ON-SITE MATERIAL, ETC., PRIOR TO DEVELOPING A DETAILED SET OF DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS. THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN CONCEPT IS COMPARED TO THE SPECIFICATION, AND THE STATE-OFTHE-ART IN SOIL HANDLING TECHNOLOGY. A DESIGN RISK AND FIELD RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT IS MADE AS A PART OF THE SYSTEM EVALUATION. AN ENGINEERING MODEL COULD BE MADE TO DEMONSTRATE CRITICAL SUBASSEMBLIES BEFORE ADVANCING TO PHASE II. THE POSSIBLE COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ARE SIGNIFICANT; ESPECIALLY IN THOSE GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS THAT ARE SUBJECTED TO SEASONAL FLOOD CONTROL PROBLEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas p. callahan
6178878911

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University Research Engineers
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