IMPROVED PRESSURE MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR LANDING GEAR SHOCK ABSORBING STRUTS DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$189,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2396
Agency Tracking Number:
2396
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2223 S 48th St, Tempe, AZ, 85282
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James C Warrick
(602) 438-1446
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
MODERN MILITARY AIRCRAFT ARE EXPECTED TO PROTECT THEIR OCCUPANTS IN CRASHES OF UP TO 42-FT./SEC. SINK RATE, WHICH CAUSES VERY RAPID COMPRESSION OF THE LANDING GEAR SHOCK STRUTS. IN THIS CRASH CONDITION, ONE WAY TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE PRESSURE WITHIN A STANDARD AIR/OIL SHOCK STRUT IS TO DISCHARGE FLUID THROUGH A RELIEF VALVE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY BY DEVELOPING AND TESTING A SUITABLE RELIEF VALVE. THE DESIGN WILL BE REFINED BY A DYNAMIC COMPUTER SIMULATION WHICH WILL TREAT ALL RELEVANT AIRCRAFT AND SHOCK STRUT PARAMETERS, INCLUDING ALL FORCES, MASSES, AND MOTIONS WITHIN THE RELIEF VALVE ITSELF. HARDWARE WILL THEN BE BUILT AND DYNAMICALLY DROP TESTED.

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