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A Fail-Safe Reusable Forward Closure System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-142-0424
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-142
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV 89519-0929
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: A Fail-Safe Reusable Forward Closure System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-14-C-0112
Award Amount: $79,969.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a fail-safe reusable Forward Closure System (FCS) for use in underwater launch tubes. The proposed FCS will be reusable, fail-safe, scalable, capable of withstanding pressures, and have an opening time on the order of milliseconds, while protecting a payload from exposure to sea conditions. Multiple actuation methods and sealing methods will be designed, analyzed, and evaluated. The objectives of this effort are to: 1) Design reusable FCS concepts, 2) Evaluate the FCS designs through analysis, modeling, and simulation, 3) Perform a trade study for down selection, 4) Demonstrate that the requirements are met, and 5) Demonstrate operability to sub-scale laboratory bench testing. By successful completion of the project, a fail-safe reusable FCS design will be delivered along with analysis, simulations, and bench-testing results to show the feasibility for use in underwater launch tubes.

Principal Investigator:

Michael McKee
Research Engineer
(775) 826-8868
m.mckee@amadinc.com

Business Contact:

Faramarz Gordaninejad
President and CEO
(775) 826-8868
f.gordaninejad@amadinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV 89519-0929

EIN/Tax ID: 880427860
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No