Lightweight Man-Portable Winch

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$499,932.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAH0103CR164
Agency Tracking Number:
01SB2-0063
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QUOIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
1331 Inyo Street, Ridgecrest, CA, 93555
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
783478159
Principal Investigator:
Vince Homer
Principal Investigator
(760) 446-4452
mjacobson@quointech.com
Business Contact:
Cathryn Jacobson
Vice President,
(760) 446-4452
cjacobson@quointech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Urban warfare tactics call for clearing buildings from the top down. Roof access is greatly improved by a lightweight, efficient winch as a personal lifting device. The devise generates 1-2 hp, lifting soldiers with fighting load (~100 kg) at a rate of1-meter-per-second. Radiated noise is less than 50 db. It will be as efficient as possible to minimize the fuel consumption and thermal signature. In Phase I Quoin conducted an engineering feasibility investigation for the lifting system with the use ofcomputer analysis of system elements and designed and demonstrated a working system. Phase II will optimize the current design and evaluate three power supply options including liquid and solid propellant cartridges and Quoin?s PowerQuickTMfree-piston-based micro-engine; currently under development as a primary power source for DARPA. The high-pressure gas from the power source drives a small turbine internal to a winch. Each power supply option will be designed, built and tested, with thebest performing power supply integrated with the winch to produce a fieldable unit. The system will be demonstrated with Special Forces, FBI and commercial users.

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