NSRP Seeks New Research Proposals
New coatings and surface prep technologies and other solutions for decreasing ship ownership costs, improving standards and reducing environmental impacts are some of the goals for a new round of funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.
NSRP Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (ASE) has announced that it is seeking summary proposals for the funding, anticipated to be $8 million to $10 million, as part of the program's goal to reduce the cost of building and maintaining U.S. Navy ships.
The program focuses on industry-wide solutions to common cost drivers using best commercial practices, new technologies, and industry-specific initiatives.
NSRP is a collaboration of U.S. shipyards working together to reduce the cost of building, operating and repairing Navy ships.
Successful projects incorporate "aggressive technology" that could be implemented in multiple U.S. shipyards, demonstrate value, and reduce total ownership costs, according to NSRP.
Proposals are sought that can achieve one or more of the following:
The deadline for summary proposals is noon ET Oct. 23. Project selections will be announced around February 2014.
NSRP is looking for projects that incorporate "aggressive technology" and could be implemented across U.S. shipyards, demonstrate value and reduce total ownership cost.
A Proposal Preparation Kit details the proposal submission and selection process, contracting requirements and
Major Focus Areas
Major focus areas of particular interest to the Navy and NSRP ASE include:
More information can be found in the NSRP Strategic Investment Plan.
Editor's Note: On Aug. 19, NSRP issued a revised version of Research Announcement (RA) 12-01 (Version 2.0), to include an alternate method for the submission of summary proposals. Proposers may either submit summary proposals via the SCRA secure file transfer protocol (FTP) site or electronic copy via mail.