Power Transmission Shafting for Air Cushion Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-07-M-0177
Agency Tracking Number: N071-061-1406
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-061
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
West Terminus of Second Street, P.O. Box 360, Essington, PA, 19029
DUNS: 002266609
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vice President, Technology
 (610) 521-5700
Business Contact
 John Piasecki
Title: Vice President, Contracts
Phone: (610) 521-5700
Email: piasecki_jw@piasecki.com
Research Institution
The purpose of this SBIR initiative is to develop an improved system of power transmission shafting for Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The Phase I effort involves a number of tasks leading to the selection of an optimized shaft design for follow-on qualification and test. These tasks include a review of the current shafting design, operational performance, reliability and maintainability experience. Based on this analysis, a set of design criteria will be established for the improved system. Design tradeoff studies will be conducted for a number of candidate approaches against the design criteria, resulting in the selection of the most promising design. Analysis of the impact of the new drive shaft system on the performance of the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) will be accomplished, including an assessment of its applicability to the Joint Maritime Assault Connector (JMAC) requirement now in development. A Final Report will be prepared, summarizing the results of the trade-off and sensitivity studies that lead to the selection of the final design to be pursued. Planning for the Phase II final design and development program for the prototype shafting will be accomplished during the Option phase, including the detailed Statements of Work for that effort.

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