Development of a Rural Safety Mailbox

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$54,862.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1995
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
30541
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adian Engineering Corp.
900 Orchard Way, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Mrs. Carol Lee Bloom
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current designs for rural safety mailboxes combined with a lack of safety design regulations, produce a hazardous situation for errant rural motorists. When impacted, rural mailboxes have been shown to dislodge from their posts and penetrate automobile windshields. In addition, rural residents are faced with a constant maintenance problem from winter snow plows, vandals, and vehicle impacts. A need exists for a rural safety mailbox which addresses these concerns. Adian Engineering proposes a design for such a mailbox. The mailbox is a single unit design combining box and post into a unitized device that eliminates separation. The lightweight plastic devices has a davit shaped post section that allows the box to swing clear of impacts from cars and plows. Adian has presented a logical development plan leading to a prototype device in Phase I.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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