Helicopter Aircrew Restraint

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,198.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-6560
Award Id:
72832
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-052-2246
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6836 Hawthorn Park Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
087046165
Principal Investigator:
Michael Pepe
Senior Engineering Specialist
(317) 842-6075
mpepe@wolftechnical.com
Business Contact:
David Druetzler
Business Manager
(317) 842-6075
ddruetzler@wolftechnical.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop magnetic technology to be incorporated into aircrew restraint system designs that will address limitations of current restraint systems in protecting crewmembers in the full range of dynamic flight environments. The new restraint technology will supply a continuum of restraint level that will automatically adapt to the severity of the flight dynamics of the aircraft, while still allowing crewmembers the necessary freedom of movement during normal flight conditions. It will be compatible with inertia reel technology used on the lap and shoulder harnesses for the cockpit crew and seated cabin crewmembers. It will also be applicable for use on the tethers used by cabin crew that move about the aircraft during flight. The technology will be aircraft-independent, so that it can be retrofitted into existing airframes, or incorporated into new designs of more modern aircraft.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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