Flight/Hangar Deck Cleaner

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0176
Agency Tracking Number: N02-079-12
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7623 Duben Ave. Unit C, Anchorage, AK, 99504
DUNS: 075893656
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hans Vogel
 (907) 830-9098
Business Contact
 Hans Vogel
Title: VP R&D
Phone: (907) 830-9098
Email: hvogel@triverus.com
Research Institution
"The demanding cleaning requirements for deck surfaces aboard aircraft carriers present unique challenges in cleaning effectiveness and expense/resource management. The current method contributes to premature wear of the non-skid deck coating and hazardouswaste problems. The resulting premature non-skid wear from the current deck cleaning method has caused mission interruption due to the need to re-apply skid coating mid-deployment. Equally, the large amount of oil/soap contaminated water becomes asignificant issue in the area of hazardous waste disposal. Triverus LLC proposes a progressive, rapid development approach to solving the problem using advanced computer solid modeling combined with accurate assumptions of the deck cleaning requirements.During Phase I, a Low Pressure Water Jet (LPWJ) vehicle prototype will be designed in principle that will capitalize on existing technology in order to solve the premature wear problems as well as greatly reduce hazardous waste disposal requirements. Apressurized hot water cleaning jet will be substituted for the existing mechanical brush removal. An effluent recovery and water recycle system will reduce net water usage during cleaning while minimizing the amount of hazardous waste to process. The neteffect of such a machine will be effective cleaning while meeting waste recovery and disposal requirements. Work performed will lay a modular design foundation that will lead to developmen

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