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Improved Crashworthy Seating for Naval Helicopters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69914
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-008-0015
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ArmorWorks, Inc.
305 N. 54th Street Chandler, AZ 85226-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Improved Crashworthy Seating for Naval Helicopters
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-04-P-0584
Award Amount: $69,927.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I program would examine the feasibility of developing a lightweight energy-attenuating troop seating system 10 pounds or less that meets naval injury tolerance standard. The effort will focus on designing and examining the major load-bearing components of the seat to determine which components might be optimized through the use of lightweight materials. Also, ArmorWorks will develop and evaluate differnet energy absorbing concepts that have been suggested and developed to provide the best possible crash protection to occupants weighting 140-240 pounds. Emphasis will be placed on efficient energy attenuation processes requiring possible shorter strokes, and keeping weight of energy absorber system to a minimum to protect all troop population. This SBIR Phase I will yield a quantitative set of seat design guidelines and models that can be implemented to military helicopter and civil rotorcraft. Later, Phase II studies could include more engineering development, prototype seat static, and dynamic crash impact tests.

Principal Investigator:

Ken-An Lou
R&D Manager
4805171150
ken.lou@armorworks.com

Business Contact:

William Perciballi
President
4805171150
bill@armorworks.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARMORWORKS, INC.
7306 S. Harl Avenue Tempe, AZ 85283

EIN/Tax ID: 860820182
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No