Exercise Torpedo Buoyancy (Recovery) System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$599,881.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00024-10-C-4106
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-212-0405
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-212
Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Desimone
 Principle Investigator
 (425) 487-4020
 anthony.desimone@systima.com
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: President
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Email: tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The US Navy regularly conducts exercises using the Mark 54 torpedo. The current Buoyancy Recovery System (BRS) is expensive to operate. Systima is proposing a complete retrofit system that will significantly lower operating costs while offering increased performance. Systima’s design approach combines a hybrid inflation system with a durable inflation bag to maximize performance while simplifying system operation. The hybrid inflation system provides affordable costs and exceeds performance targets. This combines a cold gas inflation system with a solid propellant gas generator for deep operation. System maintenance is minimized by restricting the propellant use to deep operation and refillable cold gas system to moderate depths. The flotation bag design is a robust and cost effective buoyancy solution. Seamless design allows for a larger operating pressure range relaxing operational requirements reducing the overall system cost. The Phase II program will develop the BRS including component performance testing, integrated system testing at relevant conditions, and prototype fabrication. At the completion of the program Systima will deliver two functional prototype BRS, performance testing results, complete data packages, and installation/operational procedures. Included in the data package will be a complete Bill Of Materials and cost estimations for future production of the BRS.

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