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COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR MANIKIN SKELETAL COMPONENTS KP 358-86

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6021
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ketron Inc
350 Technology Dr Malvern, PA 19355
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR MANIKIN SKELETAL COMPONENTS KP 358-86
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,937.00
 

Abstract:

MANIKINS USED IN CRASH/IMPACT TESTS AND IN THE TESTING OF ESCAPE SYSTEMS AND RESTRAINT DEVICES REQUIRE STRUCTURAL STRENGTH ADEQUATE TO REPEATEDLY WITHSTAND THE HIGH LOADS IMPOSED UPON THEM BY VARIOUS DYNAMIC TEST CONDITIONS. THE USE OF METAL-BONDED SKELETONS TO ACHIEVE THE REQUISITE STRENGTH SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES THE DIFFICULTY OF PROVIDING THE MASS DISTRIBUTION AND LOAD DEFORMATION CHARACTERISTICS NEEDED TO OBTAIN GOOD BIOFIDELIC RESPONSE DURING TESTS. AS TEST ENVIRONMENTS BECOME MORE SEVERE, MANIKIN STRENGTH REQUIREMENTS TEND TO INCREASE AND ADEQUATE MANIKIN BIOFIDELITY BECOMES MORE CRITICAL AND MORE DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE. THIS DOCUMENT PRESENTS A PHASE I PROPOSAL FOR A PROJECT TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPROVING THE BIOFIDELITY OF A MODERN MANIKIN SUCH AS HYBRID III BY REPLACING THE EXISTING METAL BONES WITH STRONGER, LIGHTER WEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIAL STRUCTURAL MEMBERS WHICH INCORPORATE APPROPRIATE BALLASTING FEATURES.

Principal Investigator:

Eli rubinstein
2156745820

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ketron Inc
350 Technology Dr - Ste 20 Malvern, PA 19355

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