Houghton company lands two Army contracts

GLSV, Inc in Houghton has been awarded two contracts in support of research & development of tactical ground vehicles for the U.S. Army.

The first award is a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) titled, “Development of Affordable, High-Performing Passive Exhaust Systems and Manufacturing Technology.” The vision is to create a tool for vehicle engineers that will provide the performance data and the components for a custom exhaust system, all at a fraction of the cost available today. GLSV uses state of the art tools for acoustic modeling, thermal prediction, and manufacturing of exhaust systems.

The second award is a Phase II SBIR, a two year effort to develop an active noise cancellation system for military vehicles. This contract is supported by US Army TARDEC Ground Vehicle Power and Mobility (GVPM) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Critical to the success of our Warfighter is enable “silent watch,” and at the same time, provide power auxiliary systems including cooling, electronics and surveillance equipment. However, as the auxiliary power unit (APU) engine speed varies, the exhaust noise varies beyond the range of a passive system. GLSV is tasked to develop this variable cancellation technology that is robust, compact, lightweight, and affordable.

GLSV, Inc is a HubZone small business with a history of solving difficult noise and vibration (NVH) problems. The company has grown with complimentary capabilities that include exhaust system design, isolation mounts, shock, vibration & acoustic modeling and testing. GLSV is a leader in acoustic signature optimization and is working on many of the Army’s latest vehicle development programs. GLSV has a full machine shop to support custom product development, test equipment builds and low volume manufacturing. GLSV currently manufactures exhaust systems for military vehicles, APUs and helicopters.