Reduced Cavitation, High Efficiency Outboard Propulsors for Small Planing Craft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0705
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-019-0112
Amount: $995,596.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T019
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-01
Small Business Information
6107 W. Airport Blvd, Greenfield, IN, 46140
DUNS: 084066641
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Emanuel Papandreas
 (317) 336-4477
Business Contact
 Hernando Munevar
Phone: (317) 336-4478
Research Institution
 University of Iowa
 J. Ezequiel Martin
 105 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA, 52242
 (319) 335-6022
 Nonprofit college or university
The Candent Technologies Reduced Cavitation, High Efficiency Outboard Propulsor for Small Planing Craft Phase II program is structured to develop an advanced waterjet propulsor for the Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC). This new axial flow waterjet propulsion system is designed as a bolt on assembly that replaces the lower unit of the existing MFE 55 outboard motor. This new propulsion system incorporates a high efficiency low cavitation impeller to reduce the acoustic signature of the system and provide improvements in maximum speed as well as range and acoustic signature. The system also provides a true shallow draft capability that will expand the area of operations for the CRRC and improve personnel safety compared to existing systems. The Phase II effort includes a rigorous test program to demonstrate the performance, acoustic properties and operational capabilities of the system. The University of Iowa is the academic partner for the program and is brings their extensive CFD analysis capability to verify the system performance and operability. The system under development is a true dual use product with both civil and military customers.

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