Advanced Structural Development of a Deployable Cargo Deck Covering System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0170
Award Id:
82623
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-059-0749
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625120902
Principal Investigator:
Mike Dingus
Principal Investigator
(512) 263-2101
mdingus@tri-austin.com
Business Contact:
Monte Fellingham
Contracts Administrator
(512) 263-2101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Landing Craft Air Cushion and future connectors like the Joint Maritime Assault Connector need to have a cargo deck cover to protect the fan blades from Foreign Object Damage, to protect the equipment on the deck from the salt and sand spray, and to make the deck habitable for transporting warfighters while under operation. TRI/Austin's engineering staff will perform material and manufacturing process surveys, and produce a lightweight, low costs, durable, composite cargo deck covering system designs that will meet the LCAC requirements. Finite element analyses will be performed to ensure that the cargo deck covering system meets all structural performance requirements. TRI/Austin will develop a comprehensive validation plan for the new deck covering system, which will outline and describe the appropriate test methods, required test specimens, test parameters, and metrics for pass/fail. An economic analysis will be performed to estimate the production costs. A prototype section of the new cargo deck covering system design will be fabricated, tested and assembled. The prototype deck covering components will be evaluated against key performance parameters through a series of preliminary structural tests.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government