SAIC to help design self-sustaining living module for U.S. Army

MCLEAN, Va., 27 Dec. 2012. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) has been selected by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research and Development Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to provide concept design, development, and fabrication services in support of the Self-Sustaining Living Module (SLiM) project. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a six-month base period of performance, a one-year option, and a total contract value of $1 million if all options are exercised.

SLiM is a research study that will explore the application of habitation technologies into a conceptual technology design and demonstration. SAIC will provide concept design, development and fabrication services in support of the SAIC SLiM concept, which is a rigid-walled modular shelter that includes solar energy collection and microgrid power management. SLiM will provide shelter and basic living amenities for small contingency bases.  Under the six-month Phase I effort of the contract, SAIC will provide concept design drawings to the point demonstration units can be fabricated for a scale model of SLiM, and drawings for Phase II. Under the 12-month Phase II of the contract, SAIC will fabricate and assemble the units and provide a functional prototype of SLiM, including two cubes to demonstrate integrated energy and water management subsystems.

The goal of the project is to provide full-service living capability for small expeditionary forces with a suitable form factor and deployment complexity level. The system produced is meant to support approximately 20 warfighters.




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