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Innovative Wheel Control Technologies for Mechanical Counter Mine Equipment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97758
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-184-0290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-184
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Innovative Wheel Control Technologies for Mechanical Counter Mine Equipment
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0184
Award Amount: $69,980.00
 

Abstract:

GS Engineering (GSE) will develop improvements to current US Army mine rollers that will improve ground-following performance and reduce wheel hop by 50 f?" 90%, with increased mobility and increased effective threat clearing speed. This will be accomplished by applying advanced suspension technologies to the system, subsystem design changes for improved dynamic stability at high speeds, subsystem improvements for more efficient application of roller down force, and structural optimization of the roller arm assembly. These improvements will also lead to reduced power requirements. GSEf?Ts initial designs have predicted significant performance improvements by reducing wheel hop by over 90%, as compared to current SPARK mine rollers.

Principal Investigator:

Glen Simula
President
9064821235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com

Business Contact:

Glen Simula
President
9064821235
nsalazar@agavebio.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GS Engineering, Inc.
47500 US Hwy 41 Houghton, MI 49931

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