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Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel…

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Advanced Technology and Research Corp.
6650 Eli Whiney Dr. ste. 400 Columbia, MD 21046-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-P-4014
Award Amount: $79,831.00


ATR has proposed an interface system concept, Compensated Ramp Interface System (CRIS), comprised of a landing platform and a transfer platform. The landing platform provides continuous support to the ramp, and the transfer platform provides a transition interface for a vehicle to cross from the landing platform onto the floating platform deck. A monitoring and situation awareness system will be used to monitor wave environment and assure operating loads are within allowable limits. The CRIS concept eliminates undesired sliding between the ramp foot and floating platform as currently happens during a Roll-on/Roll-off vehicle transfer between vessels in stream. This proposed approach takes advantage of recent developments in robotics, mechanism design, and sensing and control technology. The system will be designed with open architecture principles to maximize adaptability and flexibility of use.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Zhao
VP, Robotics&Controls S
(443) 766-7978

Business Contact:

David Lupi
Director of Contracts
(443) 766-7862
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology & Research Corp.
6650 Eli Whitney Drive, Suite 400 Columbia, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 520977059
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No