ACS Active Crashworhty Seating System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-12-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number:
A112-071-0811
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-071
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
57 MARYANNE DRIVE, MONROE, CT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
180516577
Principal Investigator:
Serkan Ozbay
Senior Research Engineer
(203) 874-3100
SOzbay@AboutMTC.com
Business Contact:
Yogesh Mehrotra
Vice President
(203) 874-3100
YMehrotra@AboutMTC.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Considerable research and development effort has been devoted to improving seating in helicopters since the early 1960s when the need for improved ergonomics and crashworthiness was first established. Yet currently a typical rotorcraft crew/pilot seat uses only passive shock absorbers for mediocre crash safety and entirely lacks systems for whole body vibration reduction. Recent advances in the active and semi-active damping systems create opportunities to improve shock absorption capability while providing rotor induced whole body vibration mitigation. In this SBIR program Materials Technologies Corporation proposes a unified hybrid actuator/shock absorber concept that provides fail-safe adaptive shock absorption with active vibration control on typical helicopter crew seats for military personnel ranging from 5th% female to 90th% male.

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