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Navy Awards $12.8-Million

Sonobuoy Contract To

Canadian Company

Canadian Commercial Corpo- ration, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,

Canada, has been awarded a $12,- 835,656 firm-fixed-price contract to furnish 20,397 AN/SSQ-53B sonobuoys with packaging and associated data. The Naval Avi- onics Center, Indianapolis, is the contracting activity (N00163-83-

C-0066). $2.2-Million Navy Contract

For Technical Services

Awarded To Tracor

William C. Moyer, group vice president for the Applied Sci- ences Group of Tracor, Inc., Aus- tin, Texas, recently announced the receipt of a $2.2-million U.S.

Navy contract with a potential value totaling $7.3 million to pro- vide technical engineering sup- port services for the Naval Elec- tronic Systems Engineering Ac- tivity in St. Inigoes, Md.

Under the contract, which is for a period of one year with two one-year options, Tracor en- gineers will support ongoing pro- grams in computer services, man- agement information systems, electromagnetic environmental ef- fects, and electronic equipment safety, as well as support test documentation for the combat system of the FFG-7 class ship.

The services will be performed by the Electronics Systems Divi- sion of Tracor Applied Sciences,

Falls Church, Va., under the di- rection of Robert G. Shuster, di- vision vice president. Mr. Shuster has appointed Jesse N. Hawes as program manager. Mr. Moyer said Tracor will employ as sub- contractors: Bendix Field Engi- neering Corporation, Columbia,

Md.; Strausberg Associates, Inc.,

Kensington, Md.; and Semcor,

Inc., Lexington Park, Md.

MarAd Releases Report

On Novel "Outside Hull"

Propulsion System

The Maritime Administration has released a technical report which further explores the feasi- bility of a novel concept for ship propulsion. The report, "Resist- ance Reduction in Merchant Ships by the New Propulsion System," was prepared for MarAd by the

University of Rhode Island.

The New Propulsion System — the name of the concept — uses a hydraulic transmission outside the ship's hull. An axial-flow pump driven directly at high speed by the ship's main en- gine (s) imparts energy to the seawater which drives the pro- peller through turbine blades at- tached inside the propeller hub.

Thrust is available from both the turbine discharge jet and the propeller.

Principal investigators of the

New Propulsion System, includ- ing the inventor, at the Univer- sity of Rhode Island, say this system configuration enables a simplified method to be used for the construction of energy-effi- cient contra-rotating propellers that are directly driven by a sin- gle shaft. This would eliminate the main reduction gear and pro- vide increased efficiency through savings in weight, space, and cost.

The development and appli- cation of the novel system has been under active research at the university for six years. It was invented by Dr. Herman E.

Sheets, who formerly headed the university's ocean engineering program.

Previous research was con- conducted under contracts with

MarAd and the Office of Naval

Research. Among other things, the researchers say, they success- fully tested a 10-hp unit in the laboratory and demonstrated the feasibility of its application to surface ships.

The latest study assessed ad- ditional benefits of the applica- tion of- the New Propulsion Sys- tem in reducing drag due to boundary layer suction about a ship's hull.

Copies of the report are avail- able from the National Technical

Information Service, 5285 Port

Royal Road, Springfield, Va. 22161. The order number is

PB83-162487; the price is $9.50.

Conduct a month of sales calls in just three days.

Exhibit at the first annual

International Inland Waterways

Conference & Trade Show

August 26-28,1983 • Louisville, Kentucky

An estimated 3,000 potential customers under one roof in the 130,000-sq. ft. exhibit area at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center.

This new conference and trade show will be of major importance—and interest—to many of your key buying prospects. People like waterway users, port and waterway builders, operators, maintainers, ship- pers, shipyard and repair facility managers. And an estimated 3,000 of them will be in Louisville to hear, see and learn what's new in the water transportation industry.

Highly informative combination of learning and selling situations will encourage strong attendance.

Formal conferences, informal shirt-sleeve workshops and exhibitor functions are being professionally planned to enable attendees and exhibitors alike to make the most beneficial use of their time.

Convenient location benefits both attendees and exhibitors.

Not only is the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center an outstanding facility for such a conference and trade show, but Louisville is centrally located to all major inland waterway ports and is easily accessible by air and land transporation.

Exceptional opportunity to increase sales— at minimum cost to you.

With the cost of a sales call rising at a frantic pace, the first annual International Inland Waterways

Conference & Trade Show offers you an exceptional opportunity to let your customers come to you. Booth space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

All booth space is $6.50 per sq. ft. until February 15, 1983. After February 15, $7.00 per sq. ft.

Special bonus to all exhibitors.

Each exhibitor will receive ten (10) free registration tickets that you can pass on to your most-valued customers. Priced at $10.00 each, these tickets are good for daily admittance to the opening sessions, the general sessions and the exhibit area. And if you'd like additional tickets, you can purchase up to 40 more at half-price—just $5.00 each. This special bonus is our way of saying thanks for being part of the first annual International Inland

Waterways Conference & Trade Show.

Take advantage of this unique selling situation, today.

For complete information contact: Jerry Harper,

Conference Coordinator, The International Inland

Waterways Conference & Trade Show, 818 W. Main,

Louisville, Kentucky 40202. (502) 587-8655.

Sponsored by

National Waterways Foundation

The Waterways Journal

The Inland Waterways

Educational Services, Inc.

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