A Lightweight Crashworthy Troop Seat for Naval Helicopters that Protects Occupants of all Sizes and Gender

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0353
Agency Tracking Number: N041-008-0550
Amount: $2,001,730.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-008
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
SAFE, INC.
6536 E. Gainsborough Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
DUNS: 116749289
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stanley Desjardins
 President
 (480) 659-8607
 stan.desjardins@safeinc.us
Business Contact
 Mike Haerle
Title: Controller
Phone: (480) 659-8607
Email: mike.haerle@safeinc.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal outlines a program to continue the work begun in the Phase I effort. In the Phase I effort, a material search was conducted and the best available materials were selected for use. Load path and structural analyses were conducted and the lightest weight seat concept was developed. The differences required to enable the seat to be retrofit into the several different Navy helicopters was considered and effort was made to maximize commonality. This next Phase of effort will involve modeling, prototyping, and testing, and will advance the state-of-the-art in crashworthy seating technology.

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