COST REDUCTION HAS DRIVEN THE INCREASED USE OF LARGE CARGO CARRIERS (LCC'S) IN MARITIME TRANSPORATION.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3560
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Shenandoah Systems Co Inc.
800 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA, 22180
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 James Glynn
Title: Vice President
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
COST REDUCTION HAS DRIVEN THE INCREASED USE OF LARGE CARGO CARRIERS (LCC'S) IN MARITIME TRANSPORATION. THE LCC'S INCREASED DRAFT, BEAM AND LENGTH ARE WELL RECOGNIZED, BUT THE PROPORTIONATE INCREASED HEIGHT OR AIR DRAFT REQUIRE MENT IS OFTEN IGNORED. THE CLEARANCE FOR MANY BRIDGES, DESIGNED FOR PRE-WORLD WAR II VESSELS ARE NOW EXCEEDED BY THE LCC. COMPETITION HAS FORCED PILOTS TO UTILIZE EVERY AVAILABLE INCH OF CLEARANCE. SHENANDOAH SYSTEMS CO. PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LASER RANGING DEVICE TO MONITOR VARIATIONS IN OVERHEAD SPAN CLEARANCE DUE TO CHANGES IN WATER LEVEL ANDSPAN DEFLECTION.

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