Miniature Piezo Semi-Active Seat Damper

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-07-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-103-0883
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-103
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
DYNAMIC STRUCTURES & MATERIALS, LLC
205 Williamson Square, Franklin, TN, 37064
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016551561
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Paine
Chief Manager
(615) 595-6665
jpaine@dynamic-structures.com
Business Contact:
Murray Johns
VP of Operations
(615) 595-6665
info@dynamic-structures.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Military personnel on the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) may be subjected to significant levels of shock and vibration loading in the course of a military maneuver. The shock and vibration loading can interfere with crew duties and cause fatigue and distraction. There exists a need for a compact device to reduce the vibration and shock loading that is transmitted through the seat suspension system to the driver and/or other crew members. Dynamic Structures and Materials (DSM) proposes the development of a piezoelectric driven miniature shock and vibration damper that can be configured directly in-line with the motion of the crew seat. Through a semi-active control algorithm, the well-controller damper reduces the shock and vibration load transmitted to the seat occupant. Since the novel damper is very compact and represents a very simple configuration, it may be simpler to incorporate it within the EFV structural constraints than other damper technologies.

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