Developing a stand-alone blast detection and seat safety deployment system that contains a Blast Detection Sensor, Energy Storage Module, Electronics Module, and its own energy harvesting device. 

Capabilities

·        Blast Detection Systems

·        Early Detection Strategies

·        Safety System Deployment Strategies

·        False Deployment Avoidance

·        System Integration

·        Blast and Drop Tower Testing

·        False Floor Systems

·        Engineering Research, Design, and Development

·        Solid Modeling and Simulations

·        Design of Experiments

·        Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurements

·        Data Acquisition and Analysis

·        Automotive Crash Sensing

·        Occupant and Weight Sensing

·        Cylinder Misfire and Knock Detection

·        Development of Engine Test Facilities

·        Project Management

·        Training

Past Projects: 

 

·        Blast and Drop Tower Testing of UBD & SSDS

·        Research, Design and Development of Underbody Blast Detection and Seat/Vehicle Safety Deployment System (UBD & SSDS), SBIR Ph 1 and Ph 2, Estimated TRL:6

·        Blast and Drop Tower Testing of False Floor Systems

·        Design and Development of False Floor System for Blast Mitigation

·        Investigation of Root Causes of Transparent Armor Panel Delamination

·        Design and Development of a Hot Set Machine for Engine Valve Springs

·        Design and Development of a Tube Bending Device

·        Development of a Device and a Procedure to Determine Pinion Shaft Push-Out Force of Ford AX4N Transmission Planetary Assembly

·        Investigation of Ford Rouge Steel Plant Ore Bridge Material Fatigue Strength

·        Investigation of Dynamic Stresses on Ford Rouge Steel Plant Ore Bridge

·        Design and Development of a Non-Contacting Torque Sensor

·        Design and Development of a Torque Transducer Calibration Device

·        Reduction of Piston/Ring Assembly Friction by Means of Vibrations

·        Piston/Ring Assembly Friction Characteristics of Adiabatic/Low Heat Rejection Engines

·        Reduction of Piston/Ring Assembly Friction

·        Development of Instantaneous IMEP Method to Measure Piston/Ring Assembly in a Firing Engine