BREAKAWAY LUMINAIRE SUPPORT FOR MINI-CARS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$151,511.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9286
Agency Tracking Number:
9286
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
900 Orchard Way, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey A Bloom
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DUE TO THE DOWNSIZING OF AUTOMOBILES ON U.S. HIGHWAYS, MINI-CARS HAVE BECOME A MAJOR PART OF THE AUTO POPULATION. THE LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH CRUSH RATE OF THESE VEHICLES CAN CAUSEHIGH VELOCITY CHANGE LEVELS WHEN IMPACTING MOST EXISTING BREAKAWAY LUMINAIRE SUPPORTS. THIS INCREASES THE PROBABILI-TY OF INJURY TO OCCUPANTSOF MINI-CARS WHEN IMPACTING LUMI- NAIRE SUPPORTS. CONCEPTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED WHICH CAN SUB-STANTIALLY REDUCE THE BREAKAWAY ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF LU- MINAIRE SUPPORTS. THESE CONCEPTS WILL BE ANALYZED AND A CONCEPT SELECTED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. A PROTOTYPE WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED TO DETERMINE BREAKAWAY PERFORMANCE IN AN 1800 LB MINI-CAR TEST.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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