ACS Active Crashworhty Seating System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911W6-12-C-0034
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5139
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
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Abstract
The overall goal of this Army SBIR program is to develop innovative solutions for mitigation of high-frequency rotor induced whole body vibration of seated occupants in helicopters while providing failsafe adaptive crash safety that surpasses the limited protection provided by the current seat-mounted passive shock absorbers. To meet ARMY's immediate needs, in this SBIR program Materials Technologies Corporation is developing ACS - Active Crashworthy Seating system, that embodies two innovative solutions in a unified hybrid actuation package: i) high frequency active vibration isolation, and ii) a failsafe and adaptive shock absorption. The analysis so far during the Phase I program has shown that it is perfectly feasible to maintain safe deceleration rates for the seated occupant during a crash event and a jet smooth- nearly vibration free ride during the routine flights using our hybrid ACS actuation system. To further develop the technology and implement into an actual rotorcraft seat during the Phase II program MTC has teamed up with two industry leaders, Bell Helicopter and BAE Systems. In Phase II this MTC team will take the ACS technology to TRL of 6~7 by performing full scale crash and harmonic vibration tests.

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