High Speed Combatant Craft Automated Ride Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-12-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0179
Amount: $728,149.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM10-005
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
20252 Bancroft Circle, Huntington Beach, CA, -
DUNS: 114746279
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Hynes
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 964-6553
 jim.hynes@continentalctrls.com
Business Contact
 Lore Hynes
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (714) 964-6553
Email: lore.hynes@continentalctrls.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In P2, we will continue development of our integrated smartride Automatic Ride Control (ARC) system. In P1 we began ocean testing so P2 will concentrate on raising the TRL to approach a production ready system. With sophisticated onboard instrumentation, we will demonstrate at least a 30% reduction in unwanted craft motion, including bow slamming. Early in the project, a system will be made available to expert operators for evaluation and feedback. Later in the year, we will install a system on a government craft. While ride quality and shock mitigation is the primary focus, we also hope to show a marked improvement in high speed craft efficiency by maintaining an optimized hull incidence throughout the operating envelope. A successful result will introduce small high speed craft to the 21st century of automatic vehicle controls, mimicking the recent trends in automotive and aerospace dynamic systems.

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