Innovative Mission Equipment & Cargo Restraint for Rotary & Fixed Wing Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$744,026.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0353
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-029-0034
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-029
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
SAFE, INC.
5032 S. Ash Ave, Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ, 85282
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
116749289
Principal Investigator
 Stanley Desjardins
 President
 (480) 820-2032
 STAN.DESJARDINS@SAFEINC.US
Business Contact
 Michael Haerle
Title: Controller
Phone: (480) 820-2032
Email: MIKE.HAERLE@SAFEINC.US
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Safe, Inc. proposes to develop and qualify hardware to restrain mission equipment in USN and USMC rotary and fixed wing transport aircraft in this Phase II SBIR Program. The new hardware will restrain mission equipment to the required load factors of 20g’s forward, 20g’s vertical, and 10g’s lateral. The system was conceived in Phase I to restrain mission equipment weighing up to 400 lb in the cargo area of both the V 22 or the H 53E, although the concept likely can be applied in other aircraft as well. The concept consists of a rigid framework which can remain connected to the mission equipment item even when the equipment is removed from the aircraft. Interface hardware is designed into the system to quickly latch the mission equipment to floor ring or sidewall shackle tie-down provisions on the aircraft. In Phase I, concept feasibility was demonstrated for the V-22 and the H 53E by analysis. Phase II will continue the design development through detailed stress analysis, prototype fabrication, user evaluation, and design revisions as appropriate. Phase II will conclude with fabrication of production representative prototypes, environmental exposure and static load testing to qualify the system for operations.

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