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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: $148,923.92
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-146
Solicitation Number: 17.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-01-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-11
Small Business Information
47500 US Hwy 41
Houghton, MI 49931
United States
DUNS: 073282928
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Glen Simula
 President
 (906) 482-1235
 glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Business Contact
 Justin LaCosse
Phone: (906) 482-1235
Email: justin.lacosse@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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