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Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
83173
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S071-001-0143
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHA STAR
5150 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY SUITE # 650 LONG BEACH, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Components and Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-07-P-0082
Award Amount: $99,975.00
 

Abstract:

The HMMWV vehicle has seen increasing weight due to the added anti-ballistic and anti-IED protection, whereas mainframe is not designed to function optimally. Ground mobility forces are conducting increased mounted operations from armored HMMWV/modified HMMWV's. As additional armor and equipment continues to be added to the system, the performance of the existing power train/suspension/steering/chassis components are not sufficient. This causes multiple vehicle issues ranging from high stress and wear to instability and undesirable center of masses. One solution is to decrease the mass in the chassis. AlphaSTAR proposes is to employ advanced and proven finite element/program management techniques to identify chassis weight decrease opportunities and optimize the design using light weight, high-strength composite materials. AlphaSTAR will use a parametric approach to identify and define the ranking of component severity. A Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) workshop will be utilized to incorporate non-engineering design constraints as well as supplier parameters. Structural design/analysis of the composite chassis components will use AlphaSTAR's GENOA progressive-failure-analysis and life-prediction software to develop the lightest designs. This approach will consider overall weight reduction, component and material cost, component complexity, strength, component life, and the overall practicality of decreasing HMMWV chassis weight with little or no loss in performance/durability/reliability.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Abdi
CTO
5629851100
FABDI@ALPHASTARCORP.COM

Business Contact:

Kay Matin
PRESIDENT
5629851100
KMATIN@ALPHASTARCORP.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHA STAR
5199 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY SUITE # 410 LONG BEACH, CA 90804

EIN/Tax ID: 954246890
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No