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In Vehicle Adjustable Torsion Bar Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-18-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: A173-146-0261
Amount: $99,215.03
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): 2018-03-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-01
Small Business Information
47500 US Hwy 41, Houghton, MI, 49931
DUNS: 073282928
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glen Simula
 (906) 482-1235
 glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Business Contact
 Chris Coxon
Phone: (906) 482-1235
Email: chris.coxon@gsengineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In order to provide a best of both world solution to the Army which provides the simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness of a torsion bar suspension system with the flexibility and adjustment of a more costly and complex HSU system, GS Engineering will develop an in-vehicle torsion bar adjustment device.Leveraging decades of military tracked vehicle suspension expertise and starting with the concepts presented here, a system will be developed which meets all operational requirements for torque, speed, and durability, while also considering the severe packaging constraints present aboard a military tracked vehicle.At the conclusion of Phase I, the feasibility of the solution will be shown.This will give the vehicle designers a cost-effective solution for an adjustable suspension system, providing the US Army with expanded mobility and operational flexibility not currently possessed by conventional torsion bar systems.

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