Advanced Breakwater and Causeway Design Concepts

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$227,273.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-11-C-0096
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-156-0890a
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-156
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
1201 Western Ave, Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98101-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
052588977
Principal Investigator:
ThomasMathai
Senior Associate
(206) 624-7850
tmathai@glosten.com
Business Contact:
PeggyNoethlich
Vice President
(206) 624-7850
plnoethlich@glosten.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The overall objective of this SBIR is to provide the Sea Base, i.e., a flotilla of ships that may be holding station or slowly transiting an area, with a complete systems concept for a quick-to-establish, low-maintenance, durable system of temporary breakwater. Such a floating breakwater is to enable causeway lighterage, such as the Improved Navy Lighterage System, to interface with ships in the Sea Base in seas up to Sea State 5. The solution envisaged in this study is to use a very large floating mat (VLFM) as a breakwater. The VLFM is not intended to act directly as a causeway, but rather as an environmental shield enabling existing causeway designs to operate under its protection, thus supporting a layered defense approach. This layered defense approach enables the VLFM to be sacrificial during extreme events and repairable in calmer seas thereby protecting sea basing operations inside its protection zone.

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