Company Profile

Active Shock Inc
Profile last edited on: 7/30/09      CAGE: 1WY97      UEI: VKXNFJKB1Q85

Business Identifier: NO Business Identifier is currently available for this company.
Year Founded
First Award
Latest Award
Program Status
Popularity Index
Is this YOUR Company?
Ensure accuracy and completeness of YOUR Company Profile by completing the brief Survey Instrument attached
Do you know about this Awardees?
Let us encourage you to provide any data which would enhance the completeness of this firm's profile.

Location Information

3 Perimeter Road
Manchester, NH 03103
   (603) 627-8547
Location: Single
Congr. District: 01
County: Hillsborough

Public Profile

Active Shock, Inc. provides production and specialty suspension products using semi-active methods that combine real time sensor data with control of the damping force, eliminating trade-offs in passive dampers for vehicle chassis and seat applications. Coming out of MIT, the SBIR efforts of Active Shock are focused to combatant craft. The low riding craft are subject to harsh, repetitive shock caused by random and repetitive hydrodynamic loading conditions. The speeds and sea-states for which some of these boats are designed result in their operation in dynamic environments and impose extreme physical hardships on the passengers and crew aboard these boats. This problem has resulted in an unacceptable number of crew injuries. These injuries are often chronic and debilitating, affecting operational readiness, personnel tempo, tactical decision-making abilities, and quality of life. Combatant Craft Division (CCD) (Code 23) was established in 1967 and is the government’s authority and technical agent for feasibility and design, acquisition support, construction oversight, testing, in-service engineering, logistics planning, and human systems integration (HSI) of combatant craft. CCD is dedicated to increasing the understanding of craft design, dynamics, and mitigation techniques (including ride control, shock mitigating seats, and decking) and to addressing this issue for crewmen in the United States Navy, including the Naval Special Warfare and other craft communities (United States Coast Guard, United States Army, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, etc.)

Extent of SBIR involvement

User Avatar

Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

Employee Range
Revenue Range
Less than .5M
VC funded?
Privately Held
Stock Info
IP Holdings

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2007 1 Navy $69,827
Project Title: Semi-Active Damped Seating Technology for the EFV
2006 2 SOCOM $1,203,762
Project Title: Development of enhanced active damping system for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)
2003 2 SOCOM $1,630,081
Project Title: Seat/Bolster/Other

Key People / Management

  William Larkins -- President

  John LaPlante -- Vice President

Company News

There are no news available.