USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Aerogel Composite Pack for Transportation and Storage of Single PRBC Unit

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68288
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3172
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Building B Northborough, MA -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Aerogel Composite Pack for Transportation and Storage of Single PRBC Unit
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0046
Award Amount: $69,987.00
 

Abstract:

The transfusion of red cells far forward from the FSTs will enhance medical treatment and increase the survivability of wounded soldiers before evacuation. The use of a lighter and more efficient container than the currently approved Collins box will enable soldiers to carry one PRBC unit and store the blood pack for over 48 hours under extreme conditions. Novel lightweight materials and concepts are required to provide durable, low cost thermal protection for temperature sensitive medical supply. The conformable aerogel materials developed by Aspen Aerogels Inc. have already demonstrated excellent insulation performance at both ambient and low pressures. Aspen Aerogels proposes to utilize this novel aerogel technology in combination with integral phase change materials to demonstrate a superior individual PRBC transport package. The 1lb pouch-in-bag container proposed by Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is reusable, easy to use and has superior thermal management capabilities than the current technology used by military for transport and storage of PRBC units.

Principal Investigator:

Roxana Trifu
Polymer Scientist
5084815058
rtrifu@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Kang Lee
Chairman and CTO
5084815058
contracts@aerogel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
184 CEDAR HILL STREET MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID: 043559972
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No