SBIR Phase 1: Riverine Assault Support System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$895,533.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-08-C-4131
Award Id:
82384
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-128-0477
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PO Box 3449, Gulfport, MS, 39505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Sid Charbonnet
Director of Business Deve
(228) 314-8000
scharbonnet@seemanncomposites.com
Business Contact:
Jan Niolon
Administrator
(228) 314-8000
jniolon@seemanncomposites.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current riverine craft are built in aluminum. Although aluminum is an obvious candidate material for a riverine operating environment, innovative solutions that deliver structural weight reduction to enable higher speeds, greater payload and increased survivability are always desired. Advanced lightweight composite structural armor concepts, comprised of hybrid fiber reinforced materials, graded structures and specialty 3D reinforcement architectures have the potential to reduce the weight of a highly survivable riverine craft. Additionally, the use of an open and scalable C4ISR architecture is critical to leverage existing Commercial-off-the Shelf (COTS) and Government-off-the-Shelf (GOTS) based technologies and future systems in support of the present and evolving mission requirements. The innovation outlined in our proposal is the use of advanced composite materials combined with innovative hull forms, enhanced survivability and integration of open C4ISR capabilities and logistics procedures to improve the performance and survivability of riverine craft.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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