Reconfigurable Structures for Future Force/Future Combat System (FF/FCS) and Joint Force Bridging Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-09-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: A072-198-2769
Amount: $728,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: A07-198
Solitcitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
ATA Engineering, Inc
11995 El Camino Real, Suite 200, San Diego, CA, 92130
Duns: 133709001
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Thomas
 VP & Senior Technical Adv
 (858) 480-2085
 gareth.thomas@ata-e.com
Business Contact
 Ronan Cunningham
Title: Director, Business Develo
Phone: (858) 480-2015
Email: ronan.cunningham@ata-e.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This program addresses development, manufacturing, and testing of a reconfigurable bridge for crossing gaps in assault and tactical situations. An innovative design concept was developed in Phase I and consists of a folding system of girder modules that support deck modules on which the military vehicles cross. Vehicles are tracked or wheeled and can be as large and/or heavy as a MLC 120. The proposed concept can be adapted for a broad range of applications, as demonstrated by a series of Phase I analyses. The proposed scope of work for Phase II concentrates on a specific manifestation of the design concept, and the final detailed specification will be agreed upon with TARDEC/TACOM prior to the start of design work. Design work will concentrate on two areas. The first will be the overall design of a complete bridge system that can meet all requirements. The second will be the detailed design of a representative subsystem or prototype that will be manufactured and tested. This subsystem will also be used to demonstrate the feasibility of rapid deployment. Lessons learned in the deployment and strength tests will be incorporated into the basic overall design which will be the main deliverable for the project.

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