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Articulated Soldier Knee and Elbow Protection System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77368
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-200-1223
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Articulated Soldier Knee and Elbow Protection System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91CRB-07-C-0002
Award Amount: $69,727.00
 

Abstract:

In today's urban warfare, soldiers operate in austere environments where they are confronted with a seemingly endless variety of ballistic and impact threats. High intensity ballistic threats go beyond traditional small arms fire and now include an increasing number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) of many forms. Lower intensity impacts are encountered from blunt force weapons and daily contact with harsh urban surfaces like roadways, buildings, and piles of debris. Resulting injuries to arm and leg joints cause immediate and severe debilitation during combat, often leading to costly and lifelong disabilities. During combat, subsequent degradation of combat power and increased vulnerability to both the victim and responding medical personnel is inevitable. TIAX is proposing to combine advanced materials with novel constructions and human factors considerations to provide protection from both ballistics and impact trauma. Dimensional modeling and finite element analysis will be used to assess proper material selection among pre-selected candidates. Innovative articulation and retention systems will ensure soldier maneuverability for enhanced safety and effectiveness.

Principal Investigator:

John Stokes
Senior Technologist, Human Factors
6174986364
stokes.john@tiaxllc.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
6174985655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No