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Enhanced Energy-Absorbing Aircraft Seats

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56783
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
001495
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Enhanced Energy-Absorbing Aircraft Seats
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS1-02064
Award Amount: $599,093.00
 

Abstract:

MidT 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.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. John Rodgers
Senior Engineer
8174910161
rodgers@mide.com

Business Contact:

Attila Lengyel
Chief Operations Officer
6172520660
tienie@mide.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mide Technology Corporation
56 Rogers Street Cambridge, MA 02155

EIN/Tax ID: 043066318
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No