Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Undersea Weapons

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0182
Agency Tracking Number: N054-024-0085
Amount: $99,863.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: N05-T024
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BARBER-NICHOLS, INC.
6325 West 55th Avenue, Arvada, CO, 80002
Duns: 074072554
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dave Lowe
 Senior Project Engineer
 (303) 421-8111
 dlowe@barber-nichols.com
Business Contact
 Dan Thoren
Title: President
Phone: (303) 421-8111
Email: dthoren@barber-nichols.com
Research Institution
 APPLIED RESREARCH LABORATORY
 Dan Kiely
 P.O. Box 30
State College, PA, 16803
 (814) 865-3415
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Leveraging existing Simulation Based Design and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SBD / MDO) analyses, optimal hybrid torpedo configuration(s) will be developed. Engineering analyses will be performed on a new chemical oxygen storage and delivery concept and turbomachinery for the hybrid propulsion system. Analysis performed will result in component performance metrics that will be used in system optimization programs. The collaboration between organizations is facilitated through an ESB (Engineering Services Broker), that will provide access to computer programs, spreadsheets, and other applications that both reside and run on host computer(s) at the research institution and small business involved. The framework provides functionalities for integrating multiple applications, including those requiring human mediation. The selected optimized concept will be tested in a brassboard configuration in Phase II.

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