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Development of enhanced active damping system for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-05-P-0034
Agency Tracking Number: S043-192-0078
Amount: $69,936.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-192
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-04-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-10-12
Small Business Information
7575 Reynolds Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
United States
DUNS: 623406535
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Peter LeNoach
 Project Manager
 (714) 594-2220
 lenoach@rodmillen.com
Business Contact
 Shelly Campbell
Title: V.P. Finance
Phone: (714) 594-2238
Email: campbell@rodmillen.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

To meet the Marines' need for high speed ship-to-shore and land mobility, the USMC Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) is being equipped to provide a leap-ahead improvement over the capabilities of its predecessor, the 30-year old Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV). A critical component of improving the EFV's lethality and survivability is to greatly increase speeds across land. While the EFV's track system provides the low VCI that is a basis for good obstacle and soft soil negotiation, a high-performance suspension is critical for dealing with the shock and vibration associated with cross-country movement at speed. Using dynamic simulation and co-simulation, RMSV will evaluate advanced actively controlled suspension technologies to optimize the suspension performance of the EFV's rotary damper while minimizing cost and the necessity of modifications to the vehicle.

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