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Self-propelled howitzer rate of fire

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-21-P-0012
Agency Tracking Number: A205-179-0048
Amount: $199,969.99
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20-179
Solicitation Number: 20.5
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-11-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-05
Small Business Information
4030 Spencer St, Suite 108
Torrance, CA 90503-1111
United States
DUNS: 106823607
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Shiv Joshi
 (310) 626-8360
Business Contact
 Zoltan Feher
Phone: (310) 626-8384
Research Institution

NextGen Aeronautics is partnering with Renmark Pacific in proposing an automated system that relieves the functions of cannoneer, gunner, and assist crew chief in the rapid decision-making process while he/she retains final Go/No-Go authority for each munitions fire decision. The system will satisfy space, weight, and power, safety, and manual bypass requirements. The NextGen team brings innovative technology solutions with their experience in designing complex system of systems and shelf-technologies developed by the company. NextGen’s shelf technologies and unique experience include complex system-of-systems development, miniature wireless time synchronized sensors and actuators for automation, lightweight advanced composite structural components and testing for military standards qualification. The overall goal is to increase the rate of fire of self-propelled howitzers. The main objective of the NextGen proposal is to design, build, and test subsystems of automated transport and cannon loading system that achieves 12 rounds per minute (desired) with a threshold of 8 rounds per minute. The outcome of Phase I will be a successful Comprehensive Conceptual Design Review (CCDR). After Phase I end, the subsystems preliminary design review will proceed in the first six months of Phase II and detailed design and construction started with successful Critical Design Review in nine months.

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