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Toughened, Low Cost, Re-configurable Stowage System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-06-M-0117
Agency Tracking Number: N053-153-0520
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-153
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-02-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-08-15
Small Business Information
10F GIll Street
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 884348756
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael McAleenan
 Senior Engineering Group Manager
 (207) 371-2568
Business Contact
 Jerome Fanucci
Title: President
Phone: (781) 932-5667
Research Institution

Watercraft mission modules are provided to the Navy with custom cradles specific to the vessel. These cradles are often not designed to meet shock and vibration requirements, are difficult to store when not in use and often have different systems and operational parameters. Variations in mission module cradles are due to a range of parameters in size, weight and geometric configurations that could vary from a 7.5 inch diameter, 5.5 feet long, OOV weighing as little as 80 lbs to a deep vee power boat that is 9 feet wide, 40 feet long, weighing 25,000 lbs. The difficulty of designing a multi-vessel cradle to meet Mil Spec 901d, grade B shock requirements are significantly increased due to this wide range of vessel weights. Designating the cradle as Shock Grade B identifies its operation as not essential to the safety or mission capability of the ship, but could become a hazard to personnel. KaZaK and Oldenburg Group are proposing two options consisting of tough, lightweight structures. The first system is a compact 2 - dimensional structure designed to withstand Grade B shock, while the other consists of a Grade B resilient mount system with reconfigurable decks.

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