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CHEMICAL WARFARE PROTECTIVE GARMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12803
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12803
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Perfect View Inc.
532 Pylon Dr Raleigh, NC 27606
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CHEMICAL WARFARE PROTECTIVE GARMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $86,408.00
 

Abstract:

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING IS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAINING OPERATIONS AND SAVING LIVES IN ENVIRONMENTS CONTAINING TOXIC MATERIALS, E.G., WARFARE CHEMICALS (WC). UNFORTUNATELY, TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO PROTECTIVE CLOTHING HAVE RESULTED IN A TRADE-OFF BETWEEN QUALITY OF PROTECTION VS. PHYSICAL AND HEAT-STRESS BURDEN ON THE USER. THE LESS PERMEABLE FABRICS BLOCK WC BETTER BUT ALSO BLOCK THE EVAPORATION OF SWEAT AND THUS COOLING OF THE WEARER WHO HAS TO CONTINUE AND FUNCTION UNDER INCREASED STRESS. PRELIMINARY STUDIES IN OUR LABORATORY SUGGEST THAT CERTAIN MATERIALS CAN BE ADDED TO THE FABRIC THAT (1) CATALYZE THE HYDROLYTIC REACTION BETWEEN SWEAT AND WC AND THUS ENHANCE THE RATE OF THEIR DETOXIFICATION, (2) DO NOT RESTRICT AND POSSIBLY INCREASE THE RATE OF WATER PERMEATION AND THUS REDUCE THE HEAT STRESS OF THE WEARER AND (3) ARE POTENTIALLY LIGHT-WEIGHT MATERIALS WHICH ARE COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING GARMENT MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED WORK ARE TO IDENTIFY THE IDEAL FABRIC-ADDITIVES/CATALYSTS FOR THE HYDROLYTIC DETOXIFICATION OF WC AND TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECT ON THE RATE OF WATER AND OF WC PERMEATION THROUGH THE FABRIC. THE USE OF FABRICS MODIFIED IN THIS MANNER WILL IMPROVE AND INCREASE THE POSSIBLE LENGTH OF WORK AND THE PERFORMANCE OF SOLDIERS IN CONTAMINATED ENVIRONMENTS AND WILL SAVE LIVES DUE TO REDUCED EXPOSURE AND/OR STRESS.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Wilke/ A J Attar
9198212929

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Perfect View Inc
3909 Beryl Rd Raleigh, NC 27606

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