Rapidly Deployable Lightweight Shelters for Austere Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W913E5-12-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: A112-099-0267
Amount: $99,800.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-099
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
11995 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 133709001
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Jayson
 Senior Project Engineer
 (858) 480-2037
 eric.jayson@ata-e.com
Business Contact
 Howard Matt
Title: Manager
Phone: (858) 480-2102
Email: howard.matt@ata-e.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The proposed SBIR program will develop a rapidly deployable lightweight shelter for austere environments that has substantially improved thermal efficiency by comparison to existing systems. A shelter concept is proposed and preliminary structural and thermal analyses are used to demonstrate the potential of the system. The Phase I effort will leverage the tools that are demonstrated in the proposal to optimize the design for weight, durability, and thermal performance. An innovative deployment mechanism is also proposed that reduces deployment time significantly over existing methods. The Phase I Option includes the development and testing of scale-model prototypes of critical components. A commercialization strategy is presented that addresses both military and civilian markets.

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