Helicopter Aircrew Restraint

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$745,598.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-6615
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-052-2246
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-052
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
WOLF TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.
6836 Hawthorn Park Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
087046165
Principal Investigator:
Michael Pepe
Senior Engineer
(317) 842-6075
mpepe@wolftechnical.com
Business Contact:
Mark Lewis
Business Manager
(317) 842-6075
mlewis@wolftechnical.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to develop a helicopter restraint system for mobile aircrew members that will protect the crew 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 activate immediately upon relative motion between the aircraft and crewmember, and will dissipate the energy associated with aircraft dynamics. The technology will be aircraft-independent, so that it can be retrofitted into existing airframes, or incorporated into new designs of more modern aircraft. This Phase II effort will culminate in building and demonstrating prototypes of the restraint system.

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