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Miniature Piezo Semi-Active Seat Damper

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82364
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-103-0883
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC
114 S.E. Parkway Ct., Suite 160 Franklin, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Miniature Piezo Semi-Active Seat Damper
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-07-C-0015
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

Military personnel on the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) may be subjected to significant levels of shock and vibration loading in the course of a military maneuver. The shock and vibration loading can interfere with crew duties and cause fatigue and distraction. There exists a need for a compact device to reduce the vibration and shock loading that is transmitted through the seat suspension system to the driver and/or other crew members. Dynamic Structures and Materials (DSM) proposes the development of a piezoelectric driven miniature shock and vibration damper that can be configured directly in-line with the motion of the crew seat. Through a semi-active control algorithm, the well-controller damper reduces the shock and vibration load transmitted to the seat occupant. Since the novel damper is very compact and represents a very simple configuration, it may be simpler to incorporate it within the EFV structural constraints than other damper technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Paine
Chief Manager
6155956665
jpaine@dynamic-structures.com

Business Contact:

Murray Johns
VP of Operations
6155956665
info@dynamic-structures.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DYNAMIC STRUCTURES & MATERIALS, LLC
205 Williamson Square Franklin, TN 37064

EIN/Tax ID: 621736146
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No