CRASHWORTHY CREWSEAT ADVANCEMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2397
Amount: $425,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Simula Inc.
2223 S 48th St, Tempe, AZ, 85282
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 S P Desjardins
 (602) 438-1446
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF MEANS OF WEIGHT REDUCTION IN CRASHWORTHY ARMORED CREWSEATS OF THE TYPE USED IN NEWER ARMY HELICOPTERS. THE STUDY SHALL FOCUS PRIMARILY ON THREE APPROACHES TO WEIGHT REDUCTION: A LIGHTER ARMOR SYSTEM THROUGH ADVANCED MATERIALS AND/OR PROCESSES, A LIGHTER STRUCTURE THROUGH THE USE OF HIGH-STRENGTH FIBER COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION, AND REDUCED PARASITIC WEIGHT THROUGH ADVANCED DYNAMIC ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES. THE FEASIBILITY STUDIES WILL BE SUPPORTED BY SAMPLE TESTS OF ARMOR AND COMPOSITES.

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