Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-P-4013
Agency Tracking Number: N112-137-0053
Amount: $149,932.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-137
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
30487 Peterson Road, Corvallis, OR, -
DUNS: 966478653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Plackett
 Chief Executive Officer
 (541) 929-2676
Business Contact
 Michael Plackett
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (541) 929-2676
Research Institution
The QED team proposes a study of an independent seagoing barge that can be attached to and made a part of an INLS or commercial RRDF floating platform. The barge contains an active motion compensation platform supported by either a self-contained air cushion, hydraulic/mechanical apparatus or a hybrid system using both air and hydraulic/mechanical systems. The Phase I study will evaluate select concepts with respect to their ability to provide active support of the LMSR ramp through sea state 5 while maintaining its structural integrity within safe limits. The study will focus on the sensing and actuation systems design and the development of appropriate algorithms for determining the safe operating load on the LMSR ramp structure in the dynamic environment in relation to its rated capacity. A trade study of selected concepts will be conducted under Phase I comparing their attributes to a set of criteria and metrics that will be developed from the outline presented within this proposal. The results of the study will provide the basis for a system down select and recommendations for a Phase II study to verify and confirm the design approach with a combination of scale model tests and large-scale system element evaluation.

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