Innovative Wheel Control Technologies for Mechanical Counter Mine Equipment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0184
Agency Tracking Number: A093-184-0290
Amount: $69,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-184
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
GS Engineering, Inc.
47500 US Hwy 41, Houghton, MI, 49931
DUNS: 073282928
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glen Simula
 President
 (906) 482-1235
 glen.simula@gsengineering.com
Business Contact
 Glen Simula
Title: President
Phone: (906) 482-1235
Email: nsalazar@agavebio.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
GS Engineering (GSE) will develop improvements to current US Army mine rollers that will improve ground-following performance and reduce wheel hop by 50 – 90%, with increased mobility and increased effective threat clearing speed. This will be accomplished by applying advanced suspension technologies to the system, subsystem design changes for improved dynamic stability at high speeds, subsystem improvements for more efficient application of roller down force, and structural optimization of the roller arm assembly. These improvements will also lead to reduced power requirements. GSE’s initial designs have predicted significant performance improvements by reducing wheel hop by over 90%, as compared to current SPARK mine rollers.

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