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Collapsible Stabilization Devices as Broad-Spectrum Force Multipliers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-15-P-0048
Agency Tracking Number: S151-005-0041
Amount: $142,680.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM15-005
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-02-16
Small Business Information
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station, TX, 77845-6023
DUNS: 184758308
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ashwin Balasubramanian
 Chief Technologist
 (979) 764-2200
Business Contact
 Jennifer Rich
Title: USSOCOM SBIR Program Manager
Phone: (979) 764-2200
Research Institution
The modern operator is expected to perform an increasingly diverse set of tasks; the associated growth in basic and mission-specific loads places a burden on personnel, reducing agility and compromising combat effectiveness. SOCOM seeks a lightweight, compact stabilization solution for weapons, optics, and laser target designators. An ideal stabilization solution would permit special operators to shape the battlefield more effectively and with less risk, by maintaining maximum standoff engagement without compromising on mobility. Current materials and commercial off-the-shelf solutions either exceed the weight or bulk requirements (or both), or fail to deliver the requisite device support and stability. In order to achieve the desired objectives set for this Phase I effort, Lynntech has identified that a successful stabilization device development effort would need to efficiently fuse engineering optimization efforts with new materials development approaches. Lynntechs lead design candidate is a system which incorporates both infinitely adjustable & fully collapsible legs, as well as a fully articulated head. Leveraging the latest innovations in aerospace composite materials, the concept, rooted in proven technologies, will provide a stabilization system which represents a significant departure from the majority of market-available options, and provides key usability and technical improvements on similar designs.

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