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Semi-Active Damped Seating Technology for the EFV

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82363
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-103-0314
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Semi-Active Damped Seating Technology for the EFV
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-07-C-0013
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Semi-Active Magnetorheological Vehicle Seat (SAMVS) system will utilize the benefits of magnetorheological (MR) dampers to create an adaptive seat system for the EFV. Leveraging past & current experiences with MR damper design & characterization, semi-active control, and seat shock & vibration mitigation, a semi-active, real-time control algorithm will be designed to automatically adapt to varying occupant weight & input levels, while optimizing stroke. This system will be designed to protect the occupant during extreme input levels such as a "rogue" wave or UNDEX shock, repetitive shock due to traversing over rough seas at high speed, as well as lower amplitude vibrations during normal operation. MR dampers have the unique capability of offering high force and dynamic range coupled with low power requirements and passive failsafe protection should vehicle systems fail. Phase I efforts will include modeling and simulation to determine system effectiveness and MR damper design parameters, MR damper design optimization, and development of MR seat suspension design options.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Hiemenz
Sr. Research Engineer / P
2407900598
hiemenzg@technosci.com

Business Contact:

Amy P. Hizoune
VP, Finance
2407900609
aph@technosci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
11750 Beltsville Drive, 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD 20705

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No