Development of affordable high-performing passive exhaust systems and manufacturing technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0221
Agency Tracking Number: A121-072-0560
Amount: $97,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-072
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
47140 N Main St., Ho, MI, -
DUNS: 114132066
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Polakowski
 (906) 482-7535
Business Contact
 Stephen Polakowski
Title: President
Phone: (906) 482-7535
Research Institution
Exhaust systems have a significant impact on performance of the vehicle, from the automotive perspective, to its acoustic signature. The soldier wants all the power available for mobility, yet has to pay attention to the noise signature that can be detected by human and sensor devices. Military exhaust systems are largely influenced by program signature and or detectability requirements, and many requirements are quite the opposite of commercial exhaust systems. With the customization, low manufacturing volumes and tight development timelines, it is difficult to produce a low cost system. GLSV has extensive experience developing complete exhaust systems, beginning with the back pressure simulation through comprehensive design, FEA, CFD, acoustic simulation, prototyping and low volume production. Having produced over twenty five custom exhaust systems for marine, ATV, tactical trucks, and combat vehicles puts us in a market leading position to design and manufacture modular components with a focus on low cost tooling and assembly methods.

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