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Innovative Material Handling System for the Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) Class Ship

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-012-0049
Amount: $1,499,466.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T012
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-30
Small Business Information
12301 Kiln Court Suite A
Beltsville, MD 20705-0000
United States
DUNS: 016565277
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Edwards
 (443) 766-7963
Business Contact
 Dr. Jackson C. S. Yang
Phone: (443) 766-7888
Research Institution
 Stevens Institure of Technology
 Doris Schultz Doris Schultz
Hoboken, NJ 07030-0000
United States

 (201) 216-8051
 Nonprofit College or University

ATR proposes the development of an innovative Advanced Dual-Purpose Elevator System (ADPES) that can be installed on an Expeditionary Base Mobile (ESB) so that aircraft and cargo can be transferred from the flight deck to the mission bay and watercraft like the Combatant Craft Medium (CCM) can be launched and recovered from mission bay to the sea. The ADPES consists of a submersible platform and transport mechanisms to place the platform off board into the water for vehicle launch and recovery and to lift cargos between decks as a conventional elevator. The system is reliable, quick and can be installed without dry docking the ship. An innovative combination of platform design and watecraft handling equipment mitigates lift line snatch loading. These carts enable safe and rapid launch and recovery of mission-ready fully manned watercraft for quick sortie turnaround greatly increasing the ESB strategic importance.

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