Small Business Innovative Research [SBIR] grants are highly
competitive R&D funding vehicles. As a general rule, only about 10%
of the initial proposals are funded for Phase I and out of these about
10% are funded for Phase II follow up. GESAC has won a number of
these grants and a list of these grants with a brief description of the
accomplishments is listed below. If you need further information,
please go to the information page, we will respond speedily with the
information you need.
Development of PC Based, graphics driven, 3-D occupant simulation
software: This project was funded by the Biodynamics Branch of the
Wright-Patterson AFB. An PC based interactive, menu driven and
graphical software titled "DYNAMAN" was developed during Phase I
and II of this project. DYNAMAN is sold commercially to R&D
organisations, expert witnesses and universities. A brief description of
and documentation of the software is provided in the page titled
"Software" accessible through Navigation bars.
Design of chemical mask: This Phase I project was funded by the
Human Factors R&D department of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
During Phase I, GESAC developed methods to measure interface
pressure between the face and the chemical mask. A sensor array
was designed using pressure sensors.
Design and development of temperature insensitive ribs for dummies:
This Phase i project was funded by the NHTSA. During this project, a
set of composite ribs were developed for the Thor NT dummy. Hall
Effect sensors were embedded in the composite ribs to dynamically
measure the deformed shape of the ribs. During this project, GESAC
collaborated with researchers from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Modeling of off airfield landing by small aircrafts: This Phase I project
was funded by the Technical Center of the FAA located in Atlantic
City, NJ. During this Phase I project, enhancements were made to
DYNAMAN software to model small aircraft landing away from
approved landing strips. Models of soil and its interactions with
aircraft shapes were developed. The FE software Krash was
integrated with DYNAMAN to model the effect of unanticipated
landings on the occupants of these airplanes.