Enhanced Energy-Absorbing Aircraft Seats

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,881.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1495
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
56 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Rodgers
Senior Engineer
(817) 491-0161
rodgers@mide.com
Business Contact:
Attila Lengyel
Chief Operations Officer
(617) 252-0660
tienie@mide.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Mid¿ is proposing innovative energy-absorbing seat and restraint system enhancements for improving crashworthiness in aircraft, using Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs). It is proposed that the passive superelastic properties (energy-absorption) of SMA¿s are investigated for integration into various components of the seat, support, and restraint system. These alloys are capable of absorbing energy in the form of strain, to a much higher degree than conventional materials such as steel and aluminum alloys. Phase 1 will downselect among the proposed concepts and determine feasibility.

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