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Tools, Techniques and Materials for Lightweight Tracks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87285
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3902
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-131
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
GS Engineering Inc.
47500 U.S. Hwy 41 Houghton, MI 49931-9061
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Tools, Techniques and Materials for Lightweight Tracks
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0130
Award Amount: $727,550.00
 

Abstract:

Alternative processes, tools and techniques are required for installation and support of traditional steel and segmented band track systems using only two crew members. The logistical burden of the current system of using 3-4 crew members and additional heavy equipment is not feasible to support vehicles in the future. The new system must allow two crew members to assemble, install, disassemble, inspect and repair segmented tracks to track pitches. The approach developed in the Phase I effort uses multiple compact and lightweight tools, which can be configured depending on the vehicle and track type. Further development of the tools, with the goal of insertion into the logistical stream, will revolutionize the current manual track changing and inspection methods and greatly reduce the logistical burden associated with track maintenance. Also, the inspection tools being developed will, for the first time ever, allow for both field and depot level inspection of rubber band track.

Principal Investigator:

Glen Simula
President
(906) 482-1235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com

Business Contact:

Glen Simula
President
(906) 482-1235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GS Engineering, Inc.
47500 US Hwy 41 Houghton, MI -

EIN/Tax ID: 383611785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes