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Three-Dimensional Fast-Multipole Solvers for Magnetic Fields for Use in…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2008 / SBIR
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Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80303-1379
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Three-Dimensional Fast-Multipole Solvers for Magnetic Fields for Use in High-Current Pulsed Power Application Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-08-M-0086
Award Amount: $99,574.00


This proposal presents an innovative concept and a novel approach to achieve topic solution. The innovative concept is known as the Next Generation Troop Seat (NGTS). It is a semi-rigid foam and fabric seat which achieves its capabilities through the integration of a Dynamic Structural Beam (DSB). In the mishap environment the patented and proven DSB provides a higher strength to weight ratio than currently employed conventional seat components. It also provides the energy attenuation that makes the seat "crashworthy". In limited evaluations DSB based crashworthy troop seats have demonstrated to be stronger, lighter and cheaper than existing fielded and proposed systems. The novel approach is to reduce overall program risk by developing three new variants of the NGTS. Each of these variants will specifically address, at the lightest weight possible, the three established performance criterions. The recent, over the last decade or so, implementation of crashworthy troop seats has identified that weight is the critical issue in their employment. By providing three variants the implementer will be able to choose the best solution for their application and not be limited by the weight constraint of a single solution. BENEFIT: The Multi-Variant/Capability Next Generation Troop Seat (M-V/C NGTS) is a lightweight crashworthy troop seat that offers the US DoD several options for its rotary-wing aircraft. Each variant addresses a critical segment of the fleet while balancing the compromises of weight and performance. As a result, implementation of the M-V/C NGTS will enhance troop safety across the entire aircraft fleet.

Principal Investigator:

Ammar H. Hakim
Research Scientist

Business Contact:

Laurence D. Nelson
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5621 Arapahoe Ave, Suite A Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 841256533
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Woman-Owned: No
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