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INFLATABLE STRUCTURES FOR ENHANCED SIDE IMPACT CRASH PROTECTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6892
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6892
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Collison Safety Engineer Inc
150 S Mountainway Dr Orem, UT 84058
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: INFLATABLE STRUCTURES FOR ENHANCED SIDE IMPACT CRASH PROTECTION
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A SIX-MONTH PROGRAM FOR THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF A DEPLOYABLE, DOOR-MOUNTED PAD FOR ENHANCING THE PROTECTION LEVEL AFFORDED FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS BY VEHICLES STRUCK IN THE SIDE DOOR AREA. THE CONCEPT PROPOSED FOR INVESTIGATION IS AN INFLATABLE STRUCTURE INTEGRATED INTO A PRODUCTION-CONFIGURED SMALL CAR DOOR. UPON IMPACT OF THE DOOR A STORED GAS OR PYROTECHNIC GAS GENERATOR WOULD BE CRASH-ACTIVATED TO INWARDLY DEPLOY A PADDING-TYPE STRUCTURE INTO THE VOID BETWEEN THE NEAR-SIDE OCCUPANT'S LATERAL OUTBOARD BODY SURFACES AND THE DOOR INNER PANEL, THIS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING VEHICLE "RIDE-UP" FOR BOTH NEAR AND FAR-SIDE OCCUPANTS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS DESCRIBED AS A MULTI-TASK EFFORT AIMED AT DEMONSTRATING A MOCKED-UP SYSTEM IN FIRST A DYNAMIC BENCH TEST (DROP TEST) AND, IF RESULTS WARRANT AND RESOURCES PERMIT, A SIMPLE FULL-SCALE CRASH TEST.

Principal Investigator:

Donald e struble
DIRECTOR/SENIOR ENGINEER

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Collison Safety Engineer Inc
150 S Mountainway Dr Orem, UT 84058

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No