A Lightweight Frame-Style Troop Seat for Naval Helicopters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,926.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00421-04-P-0583
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-008-0550
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-008
Small Business Information
SAFE, INC.
5200 S Lakeshore Drive, # 240, Tempe, AZ, 85283
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
116749289
Principal Investigator
 Stan Desjardins
 President
 (480) 838-3721
 spdesjardins@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 June Rudyk
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (480) 838-3721
Email: jmrudyk@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal outlines a program to develop a new lightweight troop seat that will weigh significantly less than those now in use. The concept uses both innovative design features as well as advanced materials to achieve this goal. The seat will provide superior crashworthiness to those now in use while maintaining or exceeding the comfort levels, operational convenience, and reliability now achieved. In the proposed 5-month Phase I program a materials investigation and tradeoff will be conducted to assure use of the latest developments and most efficient materials in the various components. The concept design will be matured, supported by structural analyses using finite element methods, and a CAD-generated design package completed. In the two-month Phase I Option proposed, test readiness measures will be enacted for testing in the Phase II effort. This will involve procurement of long-lead items (subject to approval by the Navy), engineering development of test fixtures, and energy absorber component test initiatives.

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