Advanced Breakwater and Causeway Design Concepts

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,975.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-156-0894
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-156
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Navatek Ltd
Suite 1110, 841 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
610401655
Principal Investigator:
Todd Peltzer
Director of Programs
(808) 531-7001
todd@navatekltd.com
Business Contact:
Martin Kao
Chief Financial Officer
(808) 531-7001
mkao@navatekltd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop an advanced breakwater and causeway system for operation in austere ports, with limited or no facilities, that will provide a complete solution to reliably enable the military to supply forces ashore with needed cargo and supplies. A ruggedly-designed breakwater made from high-strength fabrics can yield an area of reduced sea state conditions in which cargo transfer operations can be effective. A lightweight causeway, easily installed within close proximity to shore, will allow the cargo to be transported from the vessel to the shore. This effort will leverage previous experience with multi-body seakeeping analysis tools, nonlinear mechanical system simulation tools, and ongoing efforts involving technologies directly related to breakwater and causeway systems. Characteristic components of the breakwater and causeway will be analyzed to show the feasibility of approach in modeling the entire system; a process for analyzing mooring loads will be assessed and a simple example of a vessel moored to a floating, anchored structure will be performed; initial design details of the breakwater and causeway will be developed, as well as mooring techniques and system installation and removal concepts.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government