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IMPROVED PRESSURE MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR LANDING GEAR SHOCK ABSORBING STRUTS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2396
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2396
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: IMPROVED PRESSURE MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR LANDING GEAR SHOCK ABSORBING STRUTS DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $189,000.00
 

Abstract:

MODERN MILITARY AIRCRAFT ARE EXPECTED TO PROTECT THEIR OCCUPANTS IN CRASHES OF UP TO 42-FT./SEC. SINK RATE, WHICH CAUSES VERY RAPID COMPRESSION OF THE LANDING GEAR SHOCK STRUTS. IN THIS CRASH CONDITION, ONE WAY TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE PRESSURE WITHIN A STANDARD AIR/OIL SHOCK STRUT IS TO DISCHARGE FLUID THROUGH A RELIEF VALVE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY BY DEVELOPING AND TESTING A SUITABLE RELIEF VALVE. THE DESIGN WILL BE REFINED BY A DYNAMIC COMPUTER SIMULATION WHICH WILL TREAT ALL RELEVANT AIRCRAFT AND SHOCK STRUT PARAMETERS, INCLUDING ALL FORCES, MASSES, AND MOTIONS WITHIN THE RELIEF VALVE ITSELF. HARDWARE WILL THEN BE BUILT AND DYNAMICALLY DROP TESTED.

Principal Investigator:

James C Warrick
6024381446

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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