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Demonstration of a Compact Miniature Desalinator for a One-Man Survival Kit

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79305
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-039-2549
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Demonstration of a Compact Miniature Desalinator for a One-Man Survival Kit
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-6762
Award Amount: $749,975.00
 

Abstract:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation successfully demonstrated a compact, lightweight, hand-powered miniature seawater desalinator that meets or exceeds all of the Air Force's current requirements and is significantly smaller and lighter than the existing MROD-06 unit. Mainstream's Survival Water Desalination Device (SWDD) with is 68% lighter and 76% smaller (overall length of 12 inches and an overall weight of 13.5 ounces.) The unit combines a highly reliable patent-pending mechanical design with cutting-edge reverse-osmosis membrane materials and integrated patented disinfection capacity to create an efficient, dependable solution to the Air Force's needs. The SWDD resists bio-fouling of the membrane before and after use and requires no electrical power source, extending its shelf-life indefinitely. Phase I has successfully demonstrated a prototype unit which will be modified as needed based on the results of Phase II testing. Phase II will focus on extensive field-testing with Air Force aircrews and life-tests to verify the proposed design will meet the DoD's requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Robert P. Scaringe
PI/Research Mechanical En
3216313550
rps@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Controller
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No