In Vehicle Adjustable Torsion Bar Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-18-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: A173-146-0006
Amount: $99,999.77
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-146
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-02-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-27
Small Business Information
145 Overhill Drive, Mooresville, NC, 28117
DUNS: 040707460
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Drew Slusser
 (704) 799-6944
 drew.slusser@corvidtec.com
Business Contact
 David Robinson
Phone: (704) 799-6944
Email: david.robinson@corvidtec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Torsion bar systems are simple and rugged suspension solutions that have served the heavy combat vehicle community well for many decades.Although newer systems exist, they come at the expense of complexity and cost, a trade-off that, to date, the programs have been reluctant to accept.Corvid Technologies seeks to conceive, develop, and mature a simple torsion bar upgrade solution that extends the capabilities of these suspension systems while maintaining similar durability and space claim. The envisioned torsion bar systems will better meet the warfighters needs by providing the ability to actively vary vehicle ride height and spring rate, thus extending vehicle tractive capabilities. Corvid is uniquely positioned to provide a clear path to the realization of the Armys goal for this effort based on a number of key attributes, including our:Close association with the program leads of many of the U.S. militarys tracked vehiclesHistory of working with the OEMs of many of the heavy combat systemsHistory of working on detailed models that include accurate torsion bar systemsKnowledge of and experience with suspension systems in military vehicles subjected to extreme loading conditionsAdvanced materials backgroundAdvanced numerical modeling techniques

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