Robust Launchable Remote Tagline Anchoring System (1001-831)

Period of Performance: 12/18/2012 - 06/16/2013

$97.5K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Triton Systems, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Array
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

In response to Army SBIR Topic A12-057 entitled Launch-able Tagline and Remote Anchor System, Triton Systems, Inc. proposes to develop an anchor system that when launched across a river or upstream can proof-load an anchor with a tagline running back to the launch site. Semi-permanent tactical bridging operations often require anchor points to be established to maintain a bridge position. These anchors are typically manually installed by soldiers. This manual installation is time consuming and puts the soldier in harms way, exposing them to enemy fire. Furthermore, in some scenarios it may be difficult or impossible for the soldier to reach a remote anchoring location across a gap. The proposed innovative anchoring system can be launched from a safe location and will remotely set a proof-loaded anchor in the water up-river or on the far side of a gap.