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Rapidly Deployable Lightweight Shelters for Austere Environments

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
ATA Engineering, Inc
13290 Evening Creek Drive South Suite 250 San Diego, CA 92128-4695
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Rapidly Deployable Lightweight Shelters for Austere Environments
Agency: DOD
Contract: W913E5-12-C-0001
Award Amount: $99,800.00


The proposed SBIR program will develop a rapidly deployable lightweight shelter for austere environments that has substantially improved thermal efficiency by comparison to existing systems. A shelter concept is proposed and preliminary structural and thermal analyses are used to demonstrate the potential of the system. The Phase I effort will leverage the tools that are demonstrated in the proposal to optimize the design for weight, durability, and thermal performance. An innovative deployment mechanism is also proposed that reduces deployment time significantly over existing methods. The Phase I Option includes the development and testing of scale-model prototypes of critical components. A commercialization strategy is presented that addresses both military and civilian markets.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Jayson
Senior Project Engineer
(858) 480-2037

Business Contact:

Howard Matt
(858) 480-2102
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATA Engineering, Inc
11995 El Camino Real Suite 200 San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330900801
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No