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COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR MANIKIN SKELETAL COMPONENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9125
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9125
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
23041 Avenida De La Carlota, Suite 325 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR MANIKIN SKELETAL COMPONENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE STRUCTURAL SKELETAL COMPONENTS USED IN MODERN TEST MANIKIN DO NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE BIOFIDELIC INERTIAL OR DEFORMATION RESPONSE. THIS PHASE I SBIR EFFORT WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF USING COMPOSITE MATERIALS TO OBTAIN A MORE HUMAN-LIKE RESPONSE IN LONG BONE SKELETAL COMPONENTS OF TEST DUMMIES. THE MAIN QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED THROUGH THIS PHASE I EFFORT ARE: 1) WHAT ARE THE INERTIAL AND DEFORMATION LONG BONE (FEMUR AND HUMERUS) CHARACTERISTICS? 2) WHAT COMPOSITE CONSTITUENTS, WEAVE, AND PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS ARE NECESSARY TO SIMULATE THESE LONG BONE CHARACTERISTICS: AND 3) WHAT ARE THE MANUFACTURING AND COST CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH USING COMPOSITE MATERIALS TO SIMULATE HUMAN LONG BONE CHARACTERISTICS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE TEST MANIKINS? THE PROGRAM APPROACH WILL BE TO OBTAIN AND ANALYZE LONG BONE DATA, SURVEY CANDIDATE COMPOSITE CONSTITUENT MATERIALS AND SELECT POTENTIAL FIBERS; AND DEVELOP AN ANALYTICAL MODEL OF THE MATERIAL WHICH WILL PREDICT THE MECHANICAL RESPONSE OF THE PROPOSED MATERIAL; FABRICATE AND TEST TWO COMPOSITE LONG BONE COMPOSITE SEGMENTS, ESTABLISH FIRST ORDER MANUFACTURING AND COST PARAMETERS FOR THE PROPOSED MATERIALP; AND PREPARED THE SBIR PHASE II DESIGN, ANALYSIS, FABRICATION AND TEST PLANS.

Principal Investigator:

Moreno White
7147688161

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sparta Inc.
23041 De La Carlota - Ste 400 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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