An Innovative Mine Blast / IED Energy Attenuating Seat for use in Ground Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,984.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-07-C-0140
Award Id:
74139
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-245-1245
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5032 S. Ash Ave, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ, 85282
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
116749289
Principal Investigator:
StanDesjardins
President
(480) 820-2032
stan.desjardins@safeinc.us
Business Contact:
MikeHaerle
Finance/Contracts
(480) 820-2032
mike.haerle@safeinc.us
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal describes a Phase II SBIR program to develop, optimize, build and test an innovative energy attenuating seat for use in military ground vehicles. The proposed seat design and underlying energy absorption technology enhances occupant survivability by attenuating accelerative forces caused by landmine/IED detonations. Unlike previous seat designs/seat technology which could offer only limited protection from shock pulses of relatively lower energy, the proposed seat concept will provide an unprecedented level of protection from a wide range of blast scenarios. This will be achieved using computer modeling and simulation of the seat, energy absorber and occupant as well as through testing of the energy absorption system and utimately testing of a prototype seat/occupant system under impulsive loading.

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