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ACS Active Crashworhty Seating System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A112-071-0811
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-071
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
57 Maryanne Drive Monroe, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: ACS Active Crashworhty Seating System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-12-C-0007
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Considerable research and development effort has been devoted to improving seating in helicopters since the early 1960s when the need for improved ergonomics and crashworthiness was first established. Yet currently a typical rotorcraft crew/pilot seat uses only passive shock absorbers for mediocre crash safety and entirely lacks systems for whole body vibration reduction. Recent advances in the active and semi-active damping systems create opportunities to improve shock absorption capability while providing rotor induced whole body vibration mitigation. In this SBIR program Materials Technologies Corporation proposes a unified hybrid actuator/shock absorber concept that provides fail-safe adaptive shock absorption with active vibration control on typical helicopter crew seats for military personnel ranging from 5th% female to 90th% male.

Principal Investigator:

Serkan Ozbay
Senior Research Engineer
(203) 874-3100
SOzbay@AboutMTC.com

Business Contact:

Yogesh Mehrotra
Vice President
(203) 874-3100
YMehrotra@AboutMTC.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
57 MARYANNE DRIVE MONROE, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 203381804
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No