CONCEPTS FOR LIGHTER & SMALLER GROUND COMBAT VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,776.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15118
Agency Tracking Number:
15118
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P O Box 10970-0970, Baltimore, MD, 21234
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr William J Schuman
Principal Investigator
(301) 661-7109
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECT OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A SET OF STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS THAT WILL LEAD TO LIGHTER/ SMALLER GROUND COMBAT VEHICLES. IN ADDITION, A PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF TEST METHODS FOR EVALUATING THE CONCEPTS WILL BE DEVELOPED. AVAILABLE DATA FROM THE VARIOUS STUDIES OF ADVANCED VEHICLES WILL BE UTILIZED. THE PROJECT EFFORT WILL CONSIST OF SIX TASKS: 1) SURVEY OF PROMISING WEIGHT REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES 2) DEVELOPMENT OF STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS 3) PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF CONCEPTS 4) PERFORM COST/WEIGHT COMPARISONS 5) PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF TEST METHODS 6) FINAL REPORTS IN TASK 1 THE SURVEY WILL INCLUDE NEW AND POTENTIAL MATERIALS, STRUCTURAL DESIGNS, SURVIVABILITY METHODOLOGY, LETHAL MECHANISNS, CREW REDUCTION AND AUTOMATION. IN TASK 2 THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF SI IN THE AREA OF DESIGN AND TESTING OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE TACTICAL NUCLEAR BATTLEFIELD WILL BE USED TO DEVELOP A SET OF STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS. IN TASK 3 THE PRELIMINARY ANALYSES OF THE CONCEPTS WILL BE PERFORMED. COST/WEIGHT COMPARISONS OF THE SET WILL BE MADE IN TASK 4. IN TASK 5 A PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF TEST METHODS FOR EVALUATING THE SET OF STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS WILL BE DEVELOPED. A FINAL REPORT WILL BE PREPARED IN TASK 6.

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