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LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBRIDGE CONCEPTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12245
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12245
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APTEK, Inc.
1257 Lake Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBRIDGE CONCEPTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,924.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL DESIGNS A MAN PORTABLE AND DEPLOYABLE FOOTBRIDGE WITH THE BRIDGING CAPABILITY TO CROSS A 20 METER DRY GAP AND AN UNLIMITED WET GAP. THE BRIDGE IS DEPLOYABLE QUICKLY AND QUIETLY, AND ONLY REQUIRES ACCESS TO ONE SIDE OF THE GAP. THE DESIGN USES NEW LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-STRENGTH MATERIALS ALONG WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPUTER OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES TO MAXIMIZE LOAD TO BRIDGE WEIGHT RATIOS. VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF THE FOOTBRIDGE TRUSSES CAN EVEN BE USED TO BUILD A SMALL VEHICLE BRIDGE. THE STUDY CONDUCTED IN THIS PROPOSAL WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT, BUILD A DEMONSTRATION MODEL TO ILLUSTRATE THE CONCEPT, AND WRITE A COMPREHENSIVE FINAL REPORT INCLUDING AN ANALYSIS OF THE STRUCTURE, MATERIALS AND DRAWINGS.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth E Siegenthaler
7195768100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aptek Inc
1257 Lake Plaza Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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