Automated Manufactured Multi-Functional Composite Rigid Wall Shelter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-18-C-6508
Agency Tracking Number: N172-103-0555
Amount: $124,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N172-103
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-14
Small Business Information
9220 Activity Road, San Diego, CA, 92126
DUNS: 110030058
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Senne
 (858) 751-0450
Business Contact
 Robert Kolozs
Phone: (858) 751-0450
Research Institution
San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) will design, build, test, and produce the automated manufactured multi-Functional Composite Rigid Wall Shelter (CRWS). The CRWS will be manufactured utilizing automated robotic and CNC manufacturing techniques. The automated manufactured shelters will meet ISO standards for 9-high stacking while weighing less than 70% of the existing aluminum/steel construction. The process and performance innovations proposed for this technology will improve the shelter thermal management for the warfighter, lighten the enclosed electronics, increase the mission envelope, and ease the burden of shelter transportation and deployment.
The Phase I effort will target TRL 4 in just 6 months, with the follow-on Phase II effort targeting TRL 7. To achieve TRL 4 in Phase I, the SDC team will identify the proper materials for wall construction and assembly gasketing. The material selection will be validated via structural design and analysis, as well as material testing for mechanical properties and EMI shielding. SDC will construct subscale shelters that will be both EMI and mechanically tested to complete the proof-of-concept within the Phase I program.

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