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Composite Cushion for Seated Aircrew Endurance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0421
Agency Tracking Number: N191-015-0384
Amount: $139,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N191-015
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-29
Small Business Information
7071 West Frye Road
Chandler, AZ 85226
United States
DUNS: 961353422
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 William J Perciballi William J Perciballi
 (602) 684-5291
Business Contact
 William Perciballi
Phone: (602) 684-5291
Research Institution

SBIR Phase I proposal for an innovative Composite Seat Cushion (CSC) design concept that improves vibration isolation, static and dynamic comfort, and reduces fatigue. The CSC design concept imbeds air cushions or gel cushion in foams to correct body-seat interface pressure distribution and lower peak and average pressure. Shear thickening materials are used to tailor properties according to load and vibration frequency. The CSC configured for drop-in retrofit existing NAVAIR aircraft seats and will not change the H-point. We use a combination of analysis and laboratory testing to quantify CSC performance against the baseline seat cushion that enable us to further develop and iteratively improve the prototype design under Phase II.

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