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Vertical Support Group System

The objective for this project was to develop a magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) based adaptable, flexible, and rapidly reconfigurable shock absorber system to vertically support payloads within the same size and weight envelope on current and future underwater vehicles. An MRE-VSG system was developed to demonstrate component form, fit, and functionality with sub-scale prototype and system operability with various candidate payloads. US Patent 8,820,492 B1 was granted for this technology.