Stand-Alone Blast Detection and Seat Safety Deployment System

Period of Performance: 12/04/2014 - 12/05/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Paradigm Research and Engineering
3077 N. Foxridge Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Firm POC, Principal Investigator


Paradigm Research and Engineering (PRE) verified functionality of a Stand-Alone Blast Detection and Seat Safety Deployment System in SBIR Phase I. The Deployment System has the ability to activate Pyrotechnic Restraints, Air Bags and Other Safety Equipment in a time Span of 0.5 Millisecond in an underbody blast. The system is self-contained. It has an internal power source to deploy passive safety systems and has source charging. It tests itself periodically and communicates test results visually. It transmits test results to the vehicle system wirelessly. It can be packaged in a volume that can easily fit under the seat. The deployment system developed by PRE is very cost-effective. Proposed SBIR Phase II effort will lead PRE to be ready to develop the system into a viable product that will provide better protection to the Soldier and save lives.