DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTELLIGENT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21808
Amount: $74,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Acumen Engineering And
1423 Candlewood St, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alling Jr,gordon C
 President
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PROPOSAL OUTLINES A CONCEPT FOR A DEVICE WHICH WILL DETECT THE INCORRECT INSTALLATION OF A CHILD SAFETY SEAT IN AN AUTOMOBILE AND ADVISE THE USER OF THE CONDITION. IN THE PROPOSED PROGRAM, ACUMEN ENGINEERING/ANALYSIS, INC. WILL DEVELOP THE DEVICE TOA PROTOTYPE STAGE TO DEMONSTRATE ITS TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY. IN ADDITION, COST ESTIMATES FOR A MASS-PRODUCED VERSION OF THE INTELLIGENT CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS (ICRS) WILL BE DEVELOPED TO EVALUATE THE COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF THE PRODUCT. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM INCLUDES SEVEN TASKS. IN TASK 1, DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PRODUCT WILL BE PREPARED. IN TASK 2, APPROPRIATE SENSORS WIL BE SELECTED AND THESE SENSORS WILL BE USED IN TASK 3 TO COLLECT BASELINE DATA. A "BRADBOARD" ICRS WILL BE BUILT IN TASK 4 TO EVALUATE THE CONCEPTUAL APPROACH AND A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR THE DEVICE HARDWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED IN TASK 5 TO FORM A BASIS FOR MANUFACTURED COST ESTIMATES. A PROTOTYPE ICRS WILL BE BUILT IN TASK 6 AND A FINAL REPORT WILL BE PRODUCED IN TASK 7.

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