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Next Generation Helmet System for Marine Corps

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-161
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
CFD Research Corporation
215 Wynn Dr., 5th Floor Huntsville, AL 35805-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Next Generation Helmet System for Marine Corps
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-10-C-6519
Award Amount: $70,000.00


CFDRC in collaboration with GENTEXr, manufacturer of the Marine Corps Lightweight helmet (LWH), Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) and Development Test units of the new Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) will develop a Next Generation (Next-Gen) helmet for the Marine Corps ground forces that provides improved protection against blunt force, ballistic and blast impact, fragmentation, flash heat, and battlefield noise. This will provide the Marine Corps a new helmet design with improved survivability, modularity, and reduced weight over the current Light Weight Helmet (LWH). In addition, critical human factor elements such as comfort, thermal management, weight, stability/center of gravity, safety, and seamless integration with helmet mounted devices will be addressed. In Phase I, the new helmet will be conceptualized and designed. At the end of Phase I project, the design, CAD models, materials, helmet components, retention/suspension systems, along with a Phase II plan will be provided to the Navy. In Phase II program a prototype helmet will be developed and tested. In Phase III we plan to conduct field tests with the Next-Gen helmet.

Principal Investigator:

Vincent Harrand
Vice President Software T

Business Contact:

Deborah Phipps
Senior Contracts Speciali
Small Business Information at Submission:

CFD Research Corporation
215 Wynn Dr., 5th Floor Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 630944385
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No