A Modular, Lightweight, Removable Ballistic Protection System for Aviation Helmets

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,864.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-05-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-195-0708
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-195
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
SAFE, INC.
6536 E. Gainsborough Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
116749289
Principal Investigator:
Stanley P.Desjardins
President
(480) 659-8607
stan.desjardins@safeinc.us
Business Contact:
June Rudyk
Chief Financial Officer
(480) 659-8607
jmrudyk@cox.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of the Phase I SBIR program was to demonstrate the feasibility of a ballistic covering for the existing HGU-56/P flight helmets. The scope of this effort covered the identification of applicable materials; fabrication and testing of ballistic test panels and development and fabrication of a helmet armor concept. In Phase II a basic design will be developed and readied for production should the need for expedited fielding arise. Additional investigation and research will continue to improve the design, reduce its weight and improve its functionality. The Phase II effort will produce an optimized armor covering that will provide the most ballistic protection possible to the head, limited by size and weight tolerance of the pilots.

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