Lightweight Structures Roadside Blast Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,888.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0355
Award Id:
90349
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-032-0684
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
771 E. Lancaster Ave, Second Floor, Villanova, PA, 19085
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602549524
Principal Investigator:
Edmond Dougherty
President
(610) 525-5352
edougherty@ablazedevelopment.com
Business Contact:
Edmond Dougherty
President
(610) 525-5352
edougherty@ablazedevelopment.com
Research Institution:
Villanova University
Jerry Jones
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA, 19085 1603
(610) 519-4985
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The key technical objective of the Phase I effort will be the successful development of lightweight compact structures that can be applied to vehicles, either as add-on structures or as an integral part of the vehicle. This will be accomplished through analysis, simulation, practical experience, intuition and experimentation, with the aid of artificial intelligence, primarily in the form of genetic algorithms, to help refine the concepts. The general approach will be to develop blast protection materials and structures that defocus and redirect the blast impulse so that the negative effects on the vehicle passengers and the vehicle itself are minimized. In order to examine and refine the concepts, we plan to perform dynamic simulations, coupled with genetic algorithms. The simulations will have both numeric and graphical animation outputs. To validate the simulations, lab tests and field tests will be conducted.

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