Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) will help the U.S. Army design and develop concepts for a new modular shelter system that collects solar energy, the company said Tuesday.
The company won a $1 million single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract that has a six-month base period and a one-year option.
Goals of the Self-Sustaining Living Module project include developing a shelter system for basic living amenities at small contingency bases with the system being capable of microgrid power management.
“We look forward in leveraging our engineering, technology and mission knowledge to assist the U.S. Army in developing this SLiM technology,” said JT Grumski, a senior vice president and business unit general manager.
Phase one of the covers concept design drawings to help fabricate demonstration units on a scale model and drawings for phase two.
Under the 12-month second phase, the company will assemble units and develop a functional prototype of a SLiM, including two cubes for demonstrating energy and water management subsystems.