Innovative Research for Crashworthy Stowable Troop Seating for Helicopters

Period of Performance: 05/15/2009 - 06/15/2011

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Wolf Technical Services, Inc.
9855 Crosspoint Blvd, Suite 126 Array
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The purpose of this multi-phase program is to develop emerging technology and implement innovative designs for lightweight, crashworthy, and rapidly stowable and removable troop seats for military helicopters. The troop seats will provide a level of crashworthy protection equivalent to the seats in the cockpit. BENEFITS: Wolfs seat system design is performance oriented and is sufficiently flexible to apply to a variety of commercial and military applications. It adapts equally well to any seated occupant, from the idle crewmember or passenger to the highly task-oriented aircrew.