Adaptable Standardized Modular Infrastructure for Optimal Space Utilization

Period of Performance: 07/09/2014 - 01/05/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Array
Austin, TX 78733
Principal Investigator


To address the Navy s need for an innovative manufacturing processes and materials to produce a shower stall that is affordable, modular, corrosion resistant, water tight, and can be built with the minimal number of standardized components to reduce the production time and overall life-cycle maintenance associated with the system, Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc. (TRI/Austin) proposes to leverage on innovations in material selection, sealing innovation, and advances in modular concept design. To optimize the new design, test structures will be constructed and subsequently tested and evaluated. Based on the resulting test data, prototype structures for the Modular Shower system will be designed, analyzed, manufactured, and tested. An economic analysis will be performed to provide a cost estimate for the Modular Shower system. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of the Modular Shower System by design and testing of a demonstrator prototype. Phase II plans include prototype development and performance validation, with a final report incorporating recommendations for transition to Phase III.