Helicopter Aircrew Restraint

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$745,598.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-06-C-6615
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-052-2246
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-052
Small Business Information
WOLF TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.
6836 Hawthorn Park Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
087046165
Principal Investigator
 Michael Pepe
 Senior Engineer
 (317) 842-6075
 mpepe@wolftechnical.com
Business Contact
 Mark Lewis
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (317) 842-6075
Email: 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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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