Investigation into Novel Approachesto Maximize the Performance of Lightweight Vehicular Mechanical Countermine Equipment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-08-C-0276
Award Id:
74098
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-217-1276
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Suite 7400, 7606 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA, 92126
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
192116440
Principal Investigator:
Glen Simula
President
(906) 482-1235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Business Contact:
Glen Simula
President
(906) 482-1235
glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
GS Engineering has invented a novel, lightweight mine and IED neutralizing device that will make the current heavy roller technology obsolete. The GSE countermine system will allow lightweight vehicles to become capable of mine and IED clearing. This research effort has focused on innovative materials/designs to minimize its weight, provide system modularity, increase survivability, and maximize blast stand-off distance. GSE is refining several variants of this invention with unique design features. GSE has developed this novel solution to support the Army's future vision. This invention will be modular, scalable, and adaptable to a wide variety of future and existing vehicles. This will aid the "Assured Mobility" future operational approach, in which forces will have the ability to deploy & maneuver without interruption, to achieve their mission. The Army continues to strive for reduced operating costs, while optimizing performance of various systems. A lightweight, modular countermine and IED device will offer benefits such as reduced fuel costs, reduced shipping costs, increased aircraft payload capacity, simplified logistics, and reduced maintenance. It will allow for more efficient vehicle operation, and improved vehicle mobility by reducing the tractive effort required for mine clearing.

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