Advanced Littoral Combat Ship Common Mission Module Handling Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,962.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-14-P-4034
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-120-0605
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-120
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Quantum Engineering Design, Inc.
30487 Peterson Road, Corvallis, OR, 97333-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
966478653
Principal Investigator:
Michael Plackett
Chief Executive Officer
(541) 929-2676
plackmj@peak.org
Business Contact:
Michael Plackett
Chief Executive Officer
(541) 929-2676
plackmj@peak.org
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Quantum Engineering Design, Inc. (QED) Mission Module Handling Device (MMHD) is designed to meet the Navys requirements of minimizing the deck point loading while lifting and omni-directionally maneuvering ISO containers and Twenty foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) aboard both the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Freedom and Independence class of vessel. Special attention is paid to the need for operating the MMHD within the confines of ships decks that have extremely tight overhead and lateral clearances. The design approach reflects the need for minimizing the number of personnel required to safely operate and manage the MMHD including missions where the LCS may be operating in elevated sea state conditions. The MMHD design approach enables ISO containers and flat-rack type TEUs with overhanging payloads to be safely handled at all up weights exceeding the threshold called for in the RFP. The QED - MMHD design reflects the need to minimize the weight and volume of the system for stowage aboard the LCS and the goals to meet the lowest possible life-cycle costs. The Phase I program includes a focused trade study to select the optimum means of powering the MMHD and enabling progressive technology upgrades to enhance the systems automated capabilities.

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