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Lightweight Structures Roadside Blast Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90349
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-032-0684
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ablaze Development Corp
771 E. Lancaster Ave Second Floor Villanova, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Lightweight Structures Roadside Blast Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0355
Award Amount: $69,888.00
 

Abstract:

The key technical objective of the Phase I effort will be the successful development of lightweight compact structures that can be applied to vehicles, either as add-on structures or as an integral part of the vehicle. This will be accomplished through analysis, simulation, practical experience, intuition and experimentation, with the aid of artificial intelligence, primarily in the form of genetic algorithms, to help refine the concepts. The general approach will be to develop blast protection materials and structures that defocus and redirect the blast impulse so that the negative effects on the vehicle passengers and the vehicle itself are minimized. In order to examine and refine the concepts, we plan to perform dynamic simulations, coupled with genetic algorithms. The simulations will have both numeric and graphical animation outputs. To validate the simulations, lab tests and field tests will be conducted.

Principal Investigator:

Edmond Dougherty
President
6105255352
edougherty@ablazedevelopment.com

Business Contact:

Edmond Dougherty
President
6105255352
edougherty@ablazedevelopment.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ablaze Development Corp
771 E. Lancaster Ave Second Floor Villanova, PA 19085

EIN/Tax ID: 202570833
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085 1603
Contact: Jerry Jones
Contact Phone: (610) 519-4985
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university