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Multi-Axis Vibration Mitigation and Habitability Improvement for Seated…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98367
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-026-0463
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-026
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Safe, Inc.
5032 S. Ash Avenue, Ste. 101 Tempe, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Multi-Axis Vibration Mitigation and Habitability Improvement for Seated Occupants
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0356
Award Amount: $79,983.00
 

Abstract:

Propeller-driven aircraft produce vibrations that have a deleterious and potentially harmful effect to people exposed to their operational environment for extended durations. The E-2C aircraft has a high vibration environment, long duration missions, and a seat that produces impingements and "hot spots", making the aircraft particularly dangerous and uncomfortable for occupants. A new propeller design has been marginally successful at reducing the blade passage frequency vibrations, but the propeller rotation frequency vibrations and seat comfort remain less than desirable. Previous studies have shown that incorporating various seat cushions has a beneficial effect at reducing seat vibrations in a single axis, but they have poor performance in multi-axis vibration environments. Safe, Inc. proposes a novel seat architecture that implements both passive and active components to achieve the desired multi-directional shock and vibration protection and the sought after improvements in seat ergonomics. The proposed seat design will meet the requirements for all five seating positions of interest in E-2C.

Principal Investigator:

Stanley Desjardins
President
4808202032
stan.desjardins@safeinc.us

Business Contact:

Mike Haerle
controler
4808202032
Mike.Haerle@safeinc.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

SAFE, Inc.
5032 S. Ash Avenue, Ste. 101 Tempe, AZ 85282

EIN/Tax ID: 450484149
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No