Replaceable Inserts for Ship's Line Handling Chocks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$64,591.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-06-M-0155
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-059-0932
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVANCED INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
81 David Love Pl., Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
160352832
Principal Investigator:
Garry Gates
Senior Materials Engineer
(805) 504-3842
ggates@ais-usa.us
Business Contact:
Robert Urban
President
(805) 504-3609
rurban@ais-usa.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Navy ships experience rapid wear and chaffing of ship's mooring ropes against the standard deck-edge chocks requiring that they be replaced every 18 to 24 months. To minimize this significant cost, Advanced Integrated Systems, LLC (AIS) proposes a new system of replaceable chock inserts - stainless steel covered by a low friction, non-corroding, long life coating. Phase I efforts include performing trade studies, identifying the appropriate performance requirements, developing test samples and performing computerized modeling. These efforts will result in a new chock design which is economical and commercially viable. The new coated chocks will be non-abrasive and will not contribute to the fouling of mooring lines. They will also withstand the forces imparted by the heaviest ship lines and remain unaffected by corrosive marine environments.BENEFITS: The successful chock and replaceable insert design will result in significant life cycle mooring line cost savings for the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and commercial shipping industry.

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