Enhanced Energy-Absorbing Aircraft Seats
Mid¿ is proposing innovative energy-absorbing seat and restraint system enhancements for improving crashworthiness in aircraft, using Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs). It is proposed that the passive superelastic properties (energy-absorption) of SMA¿s are investigated for integration into various components of the seat, support, and restraint system. These alloys are capable of absorbing energy in the form of strain, to a much higher degree than conventional materials such as steel and aluminum alloys. Phase 1 will downselect among the proposed concepts and determine feasibility.
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Mide Technology Corporation
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