Advanced Breakwater and Causeway Design Concepts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0015
Agency Tracking Number: N092-156-0894
Amount: $69,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
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
DUNS: 610401655
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Peltzer
 Director of Programs
 (808) 531-7001
Business Contact
 Martin Kao
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (808) 531-7001
Research Institution
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.

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