Develop and Evaluate Alternative Hullform Technology for the 11 Meter Ridgid Inflatable Boat

Period of Performance: 01/03/2007 - 09/03/2007

$574K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

ART Anderson Assoc.
202 Pacific Avenue NW
Bremerton, WA 98337
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Tests conducted during Phase I of this SBIR project demonstrated that the Stolkraft hull form showed promise for motion reduction, which may result in less injurious effects on high speed craft occupants. However, side-by-side tests were not conducted during Phase I with a similar capacity and loaded standard Navy RIB. Therefore, further testing is required to quantify the relative difference between the Stolkraft and other Navy RIB craft. The goal of the Phase II Base period will be to prepare a Stolkraft boat for Navy evaluation of its ability to reduce vertical accelerations and slamming loads transmitted to the occupants.