ACS Active Crashworhty Seating System

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