Securing And Fendering For Skin To Skin Replenishment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$68,429.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-02-M-0258
Agency Tracking Number:
N023-0125
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Design Consulting, Inc.
126 Ridge Road, PO Box 187, Lansing, NY, 14882
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008373446
Principal Investigator
 Basil Blank
 VP of Engineering
 (607) 533-3531
 basil@adc9001.com
Business Contact
 Alex Deyhim
Title: President
Phone: (607) 533-3531
Email: alex@adc9001.com
Research Institution
 Naval Postgraduate School
 Fotis Papoulias
 Code ME/PA
Monterey, CA, 93943
 (831) 656-3381
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"The current state of the art for roll-on/roll-off ships (RO/RO) transfer in the stream is sea state 3 (winds up to 16 knots and waves up to 5 feet), and many ramps are not certified for these conditions. This proposal includes a conceptual design for aRO/RO Cargo Transfer system between two freely floating vessels in the stream in sea states up to state 5. This Cargo Transfer design allows for unlimited end ramp tortional flexibility and reduced weight. Torsional FlexibilityCommercial shipping companies would likely be interested in lightweight, strong and flexible ramps if they were affordable. High-speed ferries, which currently rely on shore-based ramps due to the weight of a shipboard ramp, would also be particularlyinterested in lightweight ramp technology as it can afford a greater range of operational flexibility while limiting the weight impacts on the ship."

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