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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-05-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: A043-195-0708
Amount: $729,864.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-195
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
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 P.Desjardins
 President
 (480) 659-8607
 stan.desjardins@safeinc.us
Business Contact
 June Rudyk
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (480) 659-8607
Email: 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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