SBIR Efforts

  1. Amphibious Combat Vehicle Ramp Interface Modular Buoyant Kit (MBK) for Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Stern Ramp

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: N152-101

    The GLSV team has developed an innovative, reliable, modular buoyant kit (MBK) that will allow the EPF/JHSV stern ramp to allow splash-off launch and recovery of amphibious vehicles during Sea State 3 conditions. The MBK will be deployable off the end of the stern cargo ramp, and will be augmented by a dynamic compensation system to mitigate damaging ramp motions due to wave action and vehicle mov …

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Defense Navy
  2. Develop Efficient/Leak Proof M1 Abrams Plenum Seal

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: A13-061

    A Phase II proposal has been written that extends the results from Phase I and outlines a path to produce an improved plenum seal for the M1 Abrams tank. Phase II will focus on developing a well-engineered set of performance requirements for the plenum s

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Defense Army
  3. Compact Auxiliary Power System for Amphibious Combat Vehicle

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: N151-004

    The GLSV team will deliver a durable, compact, quiet, lightweight APU for powering on-board equipment when the main engine is off, providing silent watch capability for the ACV, and for subsystems operation during at-sea recovery. GLSV has assembled an exceptional team for this project and will integrate an advanced 2-stroke spark ignition engine for the power plant. This engine utilizes a patente …

    SBIRPhase I2015Department of DefenseNavy
  4. APU Silencing Technology Development

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: OSD10-EP3

    The proposed effort will result in an “universal” fan noise cancellation system for use with high performance fans used extensively in defense applications including auxiliary power unit (APU) applications. Fans are a critical noise source that impact the audible detection range of the platform. The importance of the fan noise for detection continues to increase as other technology improvements …

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Defense Office of the Secretary of Defense
  5. Amphibious Combat Vehicle Ramp Interface Modular Buoyant Kit (MBK) for Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Stern Ramp

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: N152-101

    Our team will develop and evaluate multiple solutions concepts for a new Modular Buoyant Kit (MBK) that will leverage a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing of the current JHSV stern ramp, launch and recovery systems used on various naval platforms such as littoral combat ship, and experience with the lightweight modular causeway system. The proposed effort leverages an innovative yet …

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Defense Navy
  6. Development of affordable high-performing passive exhaust systems and manufacturing technology

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: A12-072

    Exhaust systems have a significant impact on performance of the vehicle, from the automotive perspective, to its acoustic signature. The soldier wants all the power available for mobility, yet has to pay attention to the noise signature that can be detected by human and sensor devices. Military exhaust systems are largely influenced by program signature and or detectability requirements, and many …

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Defense Army
  7. Development of affordable high-performing passive exhaust systems and manufacturing technology

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: A12-072

    Exhaust systems have a significant impact on performance of the vehicle, from the automotive perspective, to its acoustic signature. The soldier wants all the power available for mobility, yet has to pay attention to the noise signature that can be detected by human and sensor devices. Military exhaust systems are largely influenced by program signature and or detectability requirements, and man …

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Defense Army
  8. APU Silencing Technology Development

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: OSD10-EP3

    Auxiliary power units (APU) offer potential to improve operational efficiency and provide significant tactical advantage for surveillance missions conducted from land vehicle platforms. Current installations have resulted in higher than acceptable noise levels, adversely impacting the ability to perform a”silent”watch. In particular, noise created by the combustion process presents a pro …

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Defense Army
  9. APU Silencing Technology Development

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: OSD10-EP3

    Auxiliary power units (APU) offer potential to improve operational efficiency and provide significant tactical advantage for surveillance missions conducted from land vehicle platforms. Current installations have resulted in higher than acceptable noise levels, adversely impacting the ability to perform a”silent”watch. In particular, noise created by the combustion process presents a p …

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Defense Army
  10. Vehicle Acoustic Signature Reduction

    SBC: Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Inc.            Topic: A05-235

    US troops are beginning to discover tactical advantages offered by quiet vehicles. This is partially due to the recent deployment of the Stryker. As a result, requests to reduce vehicle noise are becoming more frequent. The HMMWV will be used as a basis for developing an acoustic signature reduction process. The US ground vehicle fleet contains a large number of these vehicles being used in c …

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Army Department of Defense