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Advanced Breakwater and Causeway Design Concepts

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-156
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Navatek Ltd
841 Bishop Street Suite 1110 Honolulu, HI 96813-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Advanced Breakwater and Causeway Design Concepts
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0015
Award Amount: $69,975.00


We propose to develop an advanced breakwater and causeway system for operation in austere ports, with limited or no facilities, that will provide a complete solution to reliably enable the military to supply forces ashore with needed cargo and supplies. A ruggedly-designed breakwater made from high-strength fabrics can yield an area of reduced sea state conditions in which cargo transfer operations can be effective. A lightweight causeway, easily installed within close proximity to shore, will allow the cargo to be transported from the vessel to the shore. This effort will leverage previous experience with multi-body seakeeping analysis tools, nonlinear mechanical system simulation tools, and ongoing efforts involving technologies directly related to breakwater and causeway systems. Characteristic components of the breakwater and causeway will be analyzed to show the feasibility of approach in modeling the entire system; a process for analyzing mooring loads will be assessed and a simple example of a vessel moored to a floating, anchored structure will be performed; initial design details of the breakwater and causeway will be developed, as well as mooring techniques and system installation and removal concepts.

Principal Investigator:

Todd Peltzer
Director of Programs

Business Contact:

Martin Kao
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Navatek Ltd
Suite 1110 841 Bishop Street Honolulu, HI 96813

EIN/Tax ID: 990178612
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No