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LIGHTWEIGHT SEALED PARACHUTE AND HARNESS ASSEMBLY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
4380
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4380
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: 1989
Title: LIGHTWEIGHT SEALED PARACHUTE AND HARNESS ASSEMBLY
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $450,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE CURRENT NAVY INVENTORY OF PARACHUTES USED FOR NON-EJECTION EGRESS FROM AIRCRAFT IS PRIMARILY THE NB-8 CONFIGURATION. THIS PARACHUTE SYSTEM IS RELATIVELY HEAVY AND HAS A HIGH LIFE CYCLE COST RELATED TO THE FUEL CONSUMPTION, LOSS OF PAYLOAD CAPABILITY, AND REPACKING AT 210-DAY INTERVALS. THE PROGRAM DESCRIBED IN THIS PROPOSAL WILL EXPLORE POTENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT ENVIRONMENTALLY SEALED PARACHUTE AND HARNESS ASSEMBLY THAT WOULD ELIMINATE THE DRAWBACKS OF THE CURRENT NB-8 SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT WILL IDENTIFY CONCEPTS CAPABLE OF MEETING THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (1) MINIMUM REPACK CYCLE OF FIVE YEARS; (2) ENVIRONMENTALLY SEALED PARACHUTE; (3) QUICK-DONNING HARNESS; (4) TOTAL WEIGHT OF PARACHUTE AND HARNESS LESS THAN 17 LBS; (5) VERTICAL DESCENT RATE LESS THAN 24 FT/SEC WITH 265-LB SUSPENDED MASS; (6) ABILITY TO OPEN PARACHUTE UP TO 150 KNOTS AND (7) ABILITY FOR THE PARACHUTE TO GLIDE UPON COMMAND. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CULMINATE WITH THE SELECTION OF A CANDIDATE SYSTEM FOR FURTHER ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT AND WILL ALSO DEFINE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PHASE II EFFORT.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph W Coltman
6028937533

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Simula Inc.
10016 S 51st St Phoenix, AZ 85044

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