Ship Motion Effects on Human Performance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00178-05-C-1008
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0999
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-059
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
CARLOW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
20856 Waterbeach Pl, Potomac Falls, VA, 20165
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
071218432
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Malone
President
(703) 444-4666
tbmalone@carlow.com
Business Contact:
Mary Malone
CEO
(571) 434-9222
mtmalone@carlow.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this SBIR Project is to establish ship design guidelines for ship hull and onboard equipment that prevent or limit ship motion profiles that adversely affect acceptable human performance. The product is the Ship motion and Human Accommodation, Readiness and Performance (SHARP) tool that will (1) support the creation of models of shipboard human performance in a specified motion environment and (2) include an addressable database of ship motion profiles that represent the predicted ship motion of various hull types. The SHARP Tool will provide: specifications of six degree of freedom motions and accelerations on existing as well as advanced ships that produce degradation of human performance and capability to the point of being unacceptable; design rules to be implemented for existing and advanced hull types/motion effects to reduce the incidence and impact of performance degradations; and guidelines for evaluating human performance in a ship motion environment.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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