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Company Information:

Company Name: SAFE, Inc.
City: Tempe
State: AZ
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.safeinc.us
Phone: (480) 820-2032

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,319,573.00 15
SBIR Phase II $7,285,520.00 10

Award List:

A Universal Commuter Railcar Boarding Device for Use by Both Disabled and Able-bodied Individuals Configurable for all U.S. Railstation Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
SAFE proposes to design and develop a boarding device for heavy rail passenger cars. The boarding system will enable the loading of all passengers regardless of mobility from a wide range of platform configurations. Once installed on a passenger railcar, that car can be used with any of four… More

An Innovative Supplemental Automotive Seating System for Short-Stature Individuals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Individuals who are of short stature face impediments when driving automobiles due to their inability to effectively operate vehicle controls, to clearly see the external roadway environment, and to properly use the vehicle restraint system. These impediments could be largely removed if a device… More

A Lightweight Frame-Style Troop Seat for Naval Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stan Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
This proposal outlines a program to develop a new lightweight troop seat that will weigh significantly less than those now in use. The concept uses both innovative design features as well as advanced materials to achieve this goal. The seat will provide superior crashworthiness to those now in use… More

A Lightweight Crashworthy Troop Seat for Naval Helicopters that Protects Occupants of all Sizes and Gender

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $1,012,862.00
Abstract:
This proposal outlines a program to continue the work begun in the Phase I effort. In the Phase I effort, a material search was conducted and the best available materials were selected for use. Load path and structural analyses were conducted and the lightest weight seat concept was developed. The… More

A Modular, Lightweight, Removable Ballistic Protection System for Aviation Helmets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $119,975.00
Abstract:
The HGU-56/P aviator helmet is designed to protect the head from blunt impact trauma in survivable helicopter crashes and configured to serve as a platform on which to mount the helmet-mounted equipment (HME). Except for the visor, it is not designed to provide ballistic protection as the… More

Innovative Energy Absorbing Seat For Army Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort includes a literature search, vehicle characteristics definition, mine blast environment definition, and dynamic seat-occupant modeling with mine blast environment simulation. The product of this effort will be the analytical definition of the optimum energy absorbing… More

A Modular, Lightweight, Removable Ballistic Protection System for Aviation Helmets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $729,864.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the Phase I SBIR program was to demonstrate the feasibility of a ballistic covering for the existing HGU-56/P flight helmets. The scope of this effort covered the identification of applicable materials; fabrication and testing of ballistic test panels and development and fabrication… More

Ruggedized, Reconfigurable, Watercraft Stowage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
A universal, reconfigurable self-contained watercraft stowage system has been developed which is designed to eliminate the need for customized cradle systems currently in use for Navy/Marine/Coast Guard mission modules (HSB, Spartan, RMS/RMV, RHIB, UUV, SDV systems). This will preserve precious… More

Innovative Energy Attenuating Rotorcraft Cargo Restraint

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $149,963.00
Abstract:
One of the most critical functions of military helicopters especially in wartime is the safe and timely transportation of essential cargo to its destination. Reducing the loading time, enables military assets to be more rapidly deployed and minimizes the exposure time of personnel to enemy fire.… More

Innovative Mission Equipment & Cargo Restraint for Rotary & Fixed Wing Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $744,026.00
Abstract:
Safe, Inc. proposes to develop and qualify hardware to restrain mission equipment in USN and USMC rotary and fixed wing transport aircraft in this Phase II SBIR Program. The new hardware will restrain mission equipment to the required load factors of 20g's forward, 20g's vertical, and 10g's… More

A Universal Commuter Railcar Boarding Device for Use by Both Disabled and Able-bodied Individuals Configurable for all U.S. Railstation Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $499,948.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of this SBIR project the proposed commuter railcar loading concept was developed in detail and its operation was simulated in order to demonstrate feasibility and to quantify the reduction in station dwell time compared to other railcar loading operations. Feasibility was demonstrated. … More

An Innovative Mine Blast / IED Energy Attenuating Seat for use in Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stan Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $729,984.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a Phase II SBIR program to develop, optimize, build and test an innovative energy attenuating seat for use in military ground vehicles. The proposed seat design and underlying energy absorption technology enhances occupant survivability by attenuating accelerative forces… More

Novel Damage Tolerant Transparent Materials for Aircraft Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Stan Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Aircraft windows are subjected to very severe environments (abrasion, erosion, chemical / ballistic attack) that when taken collectively place high demands on the operational requirements of the material systems utilized. Current windows do not adequately address all of these requirements and… More

The RATV - An Innovative Riparian All-Terrain Launch & Recovery System for Expeditionary Combat Surface Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Goedken, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Safe insertion and extraction of riparian surface craft is an essential military requirement for the future of riverine warfare. Safe, Inc. has developed the RATV (Riparian All-Terrain Vehicle) - a comprehensive transport, launch, and retrieval system that will reduce Time-On-Site by a factor of… More

Ruggedized, Reconfigurable, Shock-Vibration Hardened Watercraft Stowage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Goedken, Program Manager
Award Amount: $768,983.00
Abstract:
The backbone of the 21st century fleet will be the next-generation of surface combatants such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The LCS will primarily operate in the littoral combat space acting as a central point of deployment, capture and re-deployment of naval surface craft and submersibles. … More

Addressing the Driving Needs of Short Stature Persons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Stanley P. Desjardins, President – (480) 820-2032
Award Amount: $299,992.00
Abstract:
Phase I research on the development of a supplemental seating system for short stature drivers was undertaken by Safe Inc. in 2005. The purpose of Phase I was to demonstrate the feasibility of a device that would improve the ability of short stature drivers to safely operate a motor vehicle and to… More

The HAWKT Hypoxia Detection and Alerting System for Military Pilots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stan Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $79,981.00
Abstract:
Military aircraft that fly at high altitudes and/or conduct high-g maneuvers require sophisticated safety systems to prevent the pilot from becoming susceptible to the negative effects of hypoxia and gravitational loss of consciousness. Pressure breathing and g-suits help to address these issues;… More

The MaxPro EOD Face Shield with CrystalShield Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian Goedken, President
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians must maintain intense focus during the disposal of hazardous materials. EOD bomb suit helmets are both heavy and bulky, in part due to the oversized face shield and the heavy plastic visor. The hefty visor also reduces balance of the face shield which… More

Multi-Axis Vibration Mitigation and Habitability Improvement for Seated Occupants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stanley Desjardins, President
Award Amount: $79,983.00
Abstract:
Propeller-driven aircraft produce vibrations that have a deleterious and potentially harmful effect to people exposed to their operational environment for extended durations. The E-2C aircraft has a high vibration environment, long duration missions, and a seat that produces impingements and "hot… More

A Lightweight Frame-Style Troop Seat for Naval Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stan Desjardins, President – (480) 820-2032
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The design of the Common Crashworthy Troop Seat has been completed under previous contracts. This effort will provide for the building of prototype hardware, and the static and dynamic testing of the seating system.

The HAWK Hypoxia Detection and Alerting System for Military Pilots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Goedken, Vice President – (480) 820-2032
Award Amount: $749,982.00
Abstract:
The Navy"s overall objective is to develop and integrate a hypoxia monitoring system for naval pilots. In Phase I, Safe sought to assess the technical feasibility of the proposed Hypoxia Warning Kit (HAWK) by employing non-invasive sensors that could be integrated into the pilot"s MBU-24/P… More

Modular Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stan Desjardins, President – (480) 820-2032
Award Amount: $79,962.00
Abstract:
Safe, Inc. proposes to develop an occupant surrogate with functions and performance tailored to the needs of the vehicle blast test community. The new ATD will use a suite of technologies already developed and the result will be far more biofidelic than the Hybrid III. The new ATD will exhibit… More

Multi-Axis Vibration Mitigation and Habitability Improvement for Seated Occupants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stan Desjardins, President – (480) 820-2032
Award Amount: $999,879.00
Abstract:
Propeller-driven aircraft produce vibrations that have a deleterious and potentially harmful effect to people exposed to their operational environment for extended durations. The E-2C aircraft has a high vibration environment, long duration missions, and a seat that produces impingements… More

Efficient Cargo and Personnel Handling System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nic Williams, Manager of Product Develo – (480) 820-2032
Award Amount: $79,832.00
Abstract:
The proposed solution concepts are intended to provide a replacement seating system coupled with a device to more safely and easily move cargo along the length of the aircraft. The seating system is focused on reducing installation and removal time and stowed volume, while also reducing the chance… More

Life Improvement of Plain Airframe Bearings by Preventing Contamination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lance Labun, Project Manager – (480) 820-2032
Award Amount: $79,995.00
Abstract:
Safe, Inc. proposes a physical shield to protect spherical bearings from the abrasive particulate. Since many rotorcraft rod-ends are installed in exposed locations, sand and dirt cause damage to the spherical bearings and their liners. By preventing these particulate from contacting the spherical… More