Helicopter Aircrew Restraint

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-6560
Agency Tracking Number: F051-052-2246
Amount: $99,198.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-052
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
6836 Hawthorn Park Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46220
DUNS: 087046165
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Pepe
 Senior Engineering Specialist
 (317) 842-6075
 mpepe@wolftechnical.com
Business Contact
 David Druetzler
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (317) 842-6075
Email: 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.

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