Cargo Transfer from Offshore Supply Vessels to Large Deck Vessels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$349,210.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-11-C-4167
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-057-1006
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-057
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
2102 48th Street, Hampton, VA, 23661-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
187334305
Principal Investigator:
J.Bird
Senior Engineer
(757) 825-1516
craft@engineer.com
Business Contact:
LeiLucero
Contract Administrator
(757) 825-1516
craft@engineer.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
There is a range of hydraulic extending-boom and knuckle-boom cranes in use on marine vessels. These cranes are often used in dynamic motion environments for cargo transfer and small boat handling. The purpose of this research is to improve the performance of hydraulic marine cranes in the dynamic offshore environment. The effort will begin with the analysis and a design process for implementing pendulation and motion control on any crane. This will include the development of a Modular Crane Control System (MCCS)"kit"including refinement of the key subsystems (sensors, actuation and algorithms). At the conclusion, the objective is to have a fully functioning MCCS system demonstrating ship motion cancellation, active payload damping on an articulated crane similar to those currently deployed on numerous U.S. Navy and civilian ships.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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