US FLAG COASTAL RO/RO SHIPS; APPLICATION OF CASSETTE TECHNOLOGY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26945
Amount: $49,056.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Marine Enterprises
1725 Jeff Davis Hwy Suite 1300, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David A Helgerson
 Chief Naval Architect
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS STUDY WILL EVALUATE THE RANGE OF SHIP SIZES AND POWER LEVELS (SPEEDS) TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM SHIP CHARACTERISTICS FOR OPERATING U.S. FLAG RO/RO SHIPS IN U.S. COASTAL SERVICE. RO/RO CARGO HANDLING TECHNIQUES PREVALENT IN EUROPE AND SCANDINAVIA WILL BE INCORPORATED AS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE SERIES OF SHIPS INVESTIGATED. THESE TECHNIQUES INVOLVE THE USE OF CASSETTES TO HANDLE CONTAINERS OR BREAK BULK CARGO. THE SERIES WILL BE LOGICALLY DEFINED BY INCREMENTS OF DECK AREA OF CARGO CAPACITY, AND INSTALLED POWER LEVELS WHICH CORRELATE WITH SHIP SPEED. IF POSSIBLE, OPTIMUM SHIP SIZES WILL BE IDENTIFIED FROM A REQUIRED FREIGHT RATE ANALYSIS FOR NOTIONAL ROUTES. STRATEGIC SEALIFT CAPABILITIES WILL BE IDENTIFIED.

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