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Flexible Unmanned Vehicle Stowage System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0592
Agency Tracking Number: N221-039-0825
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N221-039
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-05
Small Business Information
1544 N. Woodland Park Drive STE #310
Layton, UT 84041-1111
United States
DUNS: 001643159
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Shields
 (801) 528-5185
Business Contact
 Rene Parker
Phone: (801) 528-5181
Research Institution

The Navy seeks a vehicle stowage solution that is universally compatible with a wide range of Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs) and can be utilized on an LPD 17 Class of ship. UUV manufacturers supply vehicle-specific stowage systems and handling cradles, requiring unique stowage space and specialized vehicle handling equipment/hardware. Select Engineering Services (SES) proposes an innovative stowage system for vehicle handling that integrates key characteristics of various vehicle-specific designs in a single modular system, accommodating a full array of Navy UUVs. Design considerations beyond the flexibility of the stowage system include ease of use for Navy personnel, shock absorption to limit shock or vibration loading, and deployable fabric panels aimed at protection from harsh/corrosive elements (e.g., salt water, rain, UV exposure). This modular system will allow ideal configurations for UUV positioning, loading/unloading, assembly/disassembly, and maintenance. Currently, a commercial product that is sufficiently flexible to provide a universal solution for UUV stowage across multiple vehicle types/classes is not available.

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