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CRASHWORTHNESS REQUIRE A CUSHION OF MINIMUM THICKNESS TO MINIMIZE DYNAMIC…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
84
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
84
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Simula, Inc.
10016 S. 51st Street Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: CRASHWORTHNESS REQUIRE A CUSHION OF MINIMUM THICKNESS TO MINIMIZE DYNAMIC OVER-SHOOT OCCURRING DURING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $36,039.00
 

Abstract:

LOAD-ATTENUATING SEAT CUSHIONS DESIGNED FOR CRASHWORTHY SEATING SYSTEMS MUST SERVE A DUAL PURPOSE. SUFFICIENT CUSHIONING MUST BE USED TO EVENLY DISTRIBUTE CONTRACT LOADS TO AVOID CONTARACT LOADS TO AVOID PRESSURE POINTS THAT CAN CAUSE DISCOMFORT,BUT THE DEMANDS OF CRASH LOADING. ALSO, THE RIGORS OF FIELD USE CAN SERIOUSLY DEGRADE MATERIALS COMMONLY IN USE. THEREFORE, THE DESIGN OF CRASHWORTHY CUSHIONS REQUIRES A COMPROMISE BETWEEN COMFORT, CRASHWORTHINESS, AND DURABILITY. THIS PHASE I SBIR PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PROGRAM TO INVESTIGATE CONCEPTS FOR IMPROVED DESIGN OF LOAD-ATTENUATING CUSHIONS. A NUMBER OF CONCEPTS THOUGHT TO BE FEASIBLE AT THE PRESENT TIME ARE DISCUSSED. THE PROGRAM CALLS FOR A MERIT RANKING OF THE IDEAS AND PRODUCTION OF GENERIC PROTOTYPES FOR A LEAST THE TWO MOST PROMISING CONCEPTS. THE GOAL OF THE RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP A CUSHION THAT INCORPORATES SUPERIOR COMFORT WITH A REDUCTION IN DYNAMIC OVERSHOOT DURNING CRASH LOADING.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

James C Warrick
6028942396
Small Business Information at Submission:

Simula Inc.
2223 S. 48th Street Tempe, AZ 85282

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