Advanced Breakwater and Causeway Design Concepts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0022
Agency Tracking Number: N092-156-0491
Amount: $99,957.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-156
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
30487 Peterson Road, Corvallis, OR, 97333
DUNS: 966478653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Plackett
 Chief Executive Officer
 (541) 929-2676
Business Contact
 Michael Plackett
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (541) 929-2676
Research Institution
The QED team’s design approach comprises a rapidly deployable breakwater, causeway and anchoring system. The study focuses on the systems integration of these elements with emphasis on delivery means and installation to meet the 48 hour readiness objective. This study builds on the QED team’s experience designing, fabricating, deploying and testing similar systems over the past fifteen years. The output of the Phase I study includes a defined CONOPS for the total system, conceptual designs of the primary components and procedures for storing, handling, deploying and recovering components at sea and/or from a shore site considering a range of environmental conditions and littoral situations. The conceptual designs will be supported by hydrodynamic and engineering analysis of various system configurations considering extreme environmental conditions and mooring loads. Specific research and evaluation will be conducted on unique materials for components including marine growth resistant elastomer coated fabrics, advanced fabric bonding and module-to-module attachment techniques. The Phase I tasks deliverable items include a CONOPS study report, a preliminary system concept study report and a final study report, each supported by oral presentations. A Phase I option to prepare test plans for Phase II is also included in the proposal.

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