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SUBSAFE Electrical Penetration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0784
Agency Tracking Number: N201-063-0814
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-063
Solicitation Number: 20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-07-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-10
Small Business Information
3100 Fresh Way SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-6720
United States
DUNS: 124289294
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alton Reich
 (256) 713-1220
Business Contact
 Alton Reich
Phone: (256) 713-1220
Research Institution

Future upgrades to the Virginia-class submarines are expected to include a high energy laser (HEL) weapon that is located external to the pressure hull. Providing power for the HEL will require appropriately sized hull electrical penetrations. NAVSEA 0924-062-0010 provides the requirements of the Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) program that invokes a heightened level of quality assurance requirements on hull penetrations that prevent seawater from entering the pressure hull. Streamline Automation proposes to develop an electrical hull penetration that meets the requirements and builds on modern production techniques. The SA team has extensive experience in the design and qualification of high reliability components designed in accordance with SUBSAFE requirements for the Virginia-class and for commercial nuclear power applications, including specific experience designing lectrical penetration assemblies. The electrical penetration assembly will be designed based on the requiremtns for the HEL application, including: voltage and current, normal operating loads, vibration loads, shock loads, and thermal loads. Engineering analysis will be used to verify that the design is suitable for the expected design loads. This project will provide the Navy with a SUBSAFE compliant hull electrical penetration that enables future weapon system advances.

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