SAIC wins SLiM project design and development award
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will provide concept design, development, and fabrication services in support of the Self-Sustaining Living Module (SLiM) project following the award of a prime contract announced on 18 December. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract, awarded by the US Army Natick Soldier Research and Development Engineering Center (NSRDEC), has a six-month base period of performance, one one-year option, and a total contract value of approximately $1 million, if all options are exercised.
SLiM is a research study that will explore the application and synergistic integration of emerging habitation technologies into a conceptual technology design and demonstration. Under the contract, SAIC will provide concept design, development and fabrication services in support of the SAIC SLiM concept, which is a rigid-walled modular shelter system that includes solar energy collection and microgrid power management. SLiM will provide shelter and basic living amenities for small contingency bases.
The six-month Phase I effort of the contract will see SAIC 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.
JT Grumski, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager, said: ‘We look forward [to] leveraging our engineering, technology and mission knowledge to assist the US Army in developing this SLiM technology. This solution will maximise the quality of life for our troops and energy efficiency at stations, and will minimise logistics' footprint with a futuristic concept that can be scaled for next generation military contingency bases.’
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