A Charge Prediction Tool for HSU-based Suspension Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-C-0220
Agency Tracking Number: N064-001-0151
Amount: $426,597.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-T001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
200 Canal View Blvd, Rochester, NY, 14623
DUNS: 073955507
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gregory J Kacprzynski
 Manager, Advanced Programs
 (585) 424-1990
Business Contact
 Mark Redding
Title: President
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Email: mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution
 R. P Hart III, Esq.
 Office of Sponsored Programs
505 Tenth Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30332
 (404) 894-6929
 Nonprofit college or university
Impact Technologies, with its partners; Georgia Institute of Technology and General Dynamics Amphibious Systems (GDAMS), propose to develop a Hydro-pneumatic Suspension Unit (HSU) Maintenance Support tool in support of initial production deployment of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). Building upon demonstrated Phase I STTR program accomplishments, the project team intends to both significantly increase the breadth of the HSU Maintenance Support prototyped in the Phase I program, as well as institute due technical and software development rigor to ensure a TRL 7 deliverable at the completion of a 27 month (9 Quarter) Phase II program. Specifically, the development team will utilize data from dedicated EFV suspension maintenance tests and consulting support from GDAMS to mature the capability to accurately estimate HSU gas charge setting in-situ; that is, without the need to remove the EFV track and put the vehicle on jack stands as is currently required and therefore greatly reducing potential EFV maintenance downtime. Furthermore, suspension diagnostic capability will be prototyped which would be valuable to reduce troubleshooting burden for the suspension system. The EFV Suspension Maintenance Support Software (SuMSS) tool will be developed to commercial standards with well documented requirements specifications and comprehensive qualification testing. The Phase II program is designed to yield a straightforward and licensable HMS product for installation on Maintenance support laptops with platform embedded deployment as a spiral opportunity and will culminate with beginning of a User’s assessment/deployment trial to support EFV LRIP.

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