High Capability Off-Road Active Suspension System

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Fluid Ride LTD
1005 Lantern Hill Array
East Lansing, MI 48823
Principal Investigator


In this Phase I SBIR project, Fluid Ride will model, simulate, and virtually demonstrate their patented TRL5 Compressible Fluid Active Suspension Technology ?CFAST? ability to improve soft soil mobility and mitigate road breakaway rollovers on 10-37 ton wheeled vehicles. Soft soil and road breakaway rollover are two of the largest mobility issues for military wheeled vehicles. Fluid Ride's CFAST has demonstrated authority to both overcome or ?walk? out of a No-Go and mitigate road breakaway rollover; advanced control algorithms that sense and respond to these events will be developed. Our team has the experience and capability to deliver these control algorithms though advanced Modeling and Simulation and advanced control methodologies.