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Approach to Joining Multiple Displacement Hulls Together To Increase Speed

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75153
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-048-0817
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ART ANDERSON ASSOC.
202 Pacific Avenue NW Bremerton, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Approach to Joining Multiple Displacement Hulls Together To Increase Speed
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-05-M-0112
Award Amount: $69,994.00
 

Abstract:

It has been well documented that the Navy's Seabasing vision for staging bases near the theater of operations calls for an extension of the distance offshore from the current two to five miles to one hundred to two hundred miles. Although the distances will be greater, response times and throughputs must remain the same or improved. This will consequently require heavy lift and high speed landing craft to transport equipment from the seabase to the beach. In response to this need, the Navy is looking at various ways to increase the speed of its workhorse landing craft, the LCU 1600 class vessel. This topic seeks to develop an enabling capability for connecting multiple LCU's, in line, with the expectation that the speed should be increased by at least 30%. The key enabling capability sought is the connecting device between the vessels. This project will investigate the adaptation of a flexible connecting device developed for the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) to the LCU "In-Line" train concept. This "end connector", called the Flexor, has been utilized for two generations of Navy lighterage systems.

Principal Investigator:

Andy Bennett
Principal Investigator
3604795600
abennett@artanderson.com

Business Contact:

Ralph Duncan
Company Principal/Project Manager
3604795600
rduncan@artanderson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ART ANDERSON ASSOC.
202 Pacific Avenue Bremerton, WA 98337

EIN/Tax ID: 910850579
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No