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Compact Personnel Hydration System Cooler For Field Use

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82368
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-104-0369
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Applications, Inc.
5710A Flatiron Parkway Boulder, CO 80301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Compact Personnel Hydration System Cooler For Field Use
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-07-C-6515
Award Amount: $99,950.00
 

Abstract:

In hot desert environments, water contained in the On The Move Hydration System will reach temperatures as high as 125 degrees F, providing the Marine warfighter unacceptable water for drinking. Having a ready-on-demand supply of fresh, cool drinking water is crucial for proper hydration and avoidance of heat- and dehydration-related injuries in these settings. To meet this requirement, a small, portable water-cooling system is needed. Technology Applications, Inc. is proposing unique personnel water cooling approaches based upon using the large specific energy capacity found in the latent heat of liquids and/or solids. Four cooling system concepts will be evaluated via a comprehensive trade study, based on co-developed requirements primarily from Infantry Combat Equipment ACAT IV Program personnel. In addition to the specific user-generated requirements, each system must meet the basic requirements of weight, volume, and cost minimization and ease of integration into existing hydration systems. Upon final system selection during the Base Phase I Program, TAI will assemble a proof-of-concept cooler for demonstration and performance evaluation. A second-generation prototype will be produced and tested during the Phase I Option to further demonstrate compliance with established requirements for TAI's personnel water cooler.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Willen
Principal Engineer
3034432262
swillen@techapps.com

Business Contact:

Greg Fickbohm
Business Manager
3034432262
gfickbohm@techapps.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS, INC.
5700 Flatiron Parkway, #5701A Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 841268449
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No