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ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOBILE AIRBAG SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
26975
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26975
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR AUTOMOBILE AIRBAG SYSTEMS
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,230.00
 

Abstract:

THE INTRODUCTION OF NON-AZIDE GENERANTS FOR AUTOMOBILE AIRBAG SYSTEMS PRESENTS NEW CHALLENGES IN THE USE OF MATERIALS FOR INTERNAL AIRBAG COMPONENTS SUCH AS PRIMARY AND SLAG FILTERS. BECAUSE NON-AZIDES ARE MUCH HOTTER (2130 DEGREES CENTIGRADE VS. 1090 DEGREES CENTIGRADE) AND CONTAIN MORE METALLIC OXIDES THAN AZIDES, CURRENT MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR USE WITH THESE GENERANTS. ULTRAMENT HAS DEVELOPED UNIQUE, ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE HIGH TEMPERATURE FILTER MATERIALS THAT PERFORM EXCEPTIONALLY WELL UNDER THESE ADVERSE CONDITONS. THE NOVEL STRUCTURE OF THESE FILTERS ALLOWS FOR A HIGH DEGREE OF FILTRATION WHILE MAINTAINING A LOW PRESSURE DROP. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION ( 1/3) IN THE GENERANT REQUIRED TO INFLATE THE AIRBAG, REDUCING THE VOLUME OF UNWANTED PARTICULATE CREATED AND REDUCING THE COST OF THE ENTIRE SYSTEM. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO FABRICATE PRIMARY HOT GAS FILTERS FOR DRIVE SIDE AIRBAG SYSTEMS TO BE USED IN ADVANCED INFLATORS EMPLOYING NON-AZIDE GENERANT. A MAJOR AIRBAG MANUFACTURER WILL TEST, AT NOT COST TO THE PROGRAM, ALL FILTER SPECIMENS FABRICATED BY ULTRAMET.

Principal Investigator:

Brian E Williams
Resarch Engineer
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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