A Novel Attachment Method for Legacy and Future DoD Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-13-C-0060
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5241
Amount: $514,312.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-061
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-08-01
Small Business Information
11196 N. Cardinal Drive, Parker, CO, 80138-7907
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jim Michael
 (303) 257-7888
Business Contact
 Jim Michael
Title: President
Phone: (303) 257-7888
Email: jimgmichael@gmail.com
Research Institution
CES in cooperation with QinetiQ-NA successfully demonstrated a rapid deployment 18 thick, 24 wide x 24 tall, 400 pound applique support system that easily surpassed its Phase 1 performance requirement of 3-5 G by as much as 300%; an unprecedented 10 G (4140 pounds) of sustained static loading. CES, working with QinetiQ-NA proposes to advance and refine the technology and design during Phase II of this project. These refinements will be made through careful measurement, characterization and optimization of performance variables identified during Phase 1. More complete testing will be performed on interim and final designs under live road conditions and weapons fire. CES and Qinetiq-NA will optimize the design to increase load performance, improve vehicle and applique isolation and minimize deployment time. This innovative and newly patented technology is poised to offer tremendous advantages in both Military and Civilian applications over any other switchable magnet technology, exceeding performance to weight and size ratios of current state of the art technologies by more than 400%. Further refinements made in Phase 2 will be applied to other US military and civilian applications offering value added beyond this Phase II proposal.

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