Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique Fastener System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$149,958.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0319
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-061-0676
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-061
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Products and Engineering Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
KangLee
Principal Mechanical Engineer
(310) 320-3088
PEProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
GordonDrew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
To address the U.S. Army need for innovative methods of attaching applique armor packages to Combat Vehicle Structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique fastener system (SASHA). This proposed attachment system is based on POC"s proven, patented line of ruggedized, military field connectors, which can be integrated as part of virtually any structural member (i.e., metallic, composite-based, etc.). SASHA"s integral snap fastener allows Army personnel to quickly and easily (un)mount applique armor to/from a vehicle"s outer structure during vehicle repair or maintenance operations under all weather conditions. As a result, this proposed applique attachment system offers the capability for rapid, tool-less vehicle armor reconfiguration, including daisy-chaining, to ensure effective combat and maintenance operations, which directly addresses the PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support requirements. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of four to six SASHA design variants via finite element analysis simulation and testing of fabricated proof-of-concept SASHA applique fastener prototypes. In Phase II, POC plans to integrate the system on a HUMVEE and validate two of the Phase I designs under a variety of tests including structural, environmental, and ballistic.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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