A Fail-Safe Reusable Forward Closure System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0112
Agency Tracking Number: N132-142-0424
Amount: $79,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-142
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way, Reno, NV, 89519-0929
DUNS: 076514343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael McKee
 Research Engineer
 (775) 826-8868
 m.mckee@amadinc.com
Business Contact
 Faramarz Gordaninejad
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (775) 826-8868
Email: f.gordaninejad@amadinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of a fail-safe reusable Forward Closure System (FCS) for use in underwater launch tubes. The proposed FCS will be reusable, fail-safe, scalable, capable of withstanding pressures, and have an opening time on the order of milliseconds, while protecting a payload from exposure to sea conditions. Multiple actuation methods and sealing methods will be designed, analyzed, and evaluated. The objectives of this effort are to: 1) Design reusable FCS concepts, 2) Evaluate the FCS designs through analysis, modeling, and simulation, 3) Perform a trade study for down selection, 4) Demonstrate that the requirements are met, and 5) Demonstrate operability to sub-scale laboratory bench testing. By successful completion of the project, a fail-safe reusable FCS design will be delivered along with analysis, simulations, and bench-testing results to show the feasibility for use in underwater launch tubes.

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