Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-14-C-4066
Agency Tracking Number: N112-137-0053
Amount: $749,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-137
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Quantum Engineering Design, Inc.
30487 Peterson Road, Corvallis, OR, 97333
DUNS: 966478653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Plackett
 Chief Executive Officer
 (541) 929-2676
 plackmj@peak.org
Business Contact
 Michael Plackett
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (541) 929-2676
Email: plackmj@peak.org
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The QED team proposes to study an active motion compensation platform supported by a self-contained air cushion system. The Phase II study will evaluate the ability of the 'Ramp Motion Control Platform' (RMCP) to support and control the LMSR stern ramp through a range of elevated sea state conditions while maintaining its structural integrity within safe limits. The study will focus on the sensing and actuation systems design and the development of appropriate algorithms for determining the safe operating load on the LMSR ramp structure in the dynamic environment in relation to its rated capacity. A large-scale model of the RMCP mounted on an INLS/RRDF platform along with similarly scaled and instrumented models of the LMSR stern ramp will be tested on both a purpose built 3-DOF test apparatus and in a wave tank test facility. The capability of the RMCP to safely support the transit of vehicles from the ships ramp to the RRDF platform will be evaluated under a broad range of ship and platform motions. The data from these tests along with test data correlation analysis will provide the necessary confidence to move to a full-scale proof-of-concept demonstration under the Phase II Option 1 program.

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