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Flexible Aerogel Insulation System for Rapidly Deployable Army Shelters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68305
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3106
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Flexible Aerogel Insulation System for Rapidly Deployable Army Shelters
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-05-C-0001
Award Amount: $729,643.00
 

Abstract:

Rapidly deployable shelters for military use demand high performance materials that can withstand extreme requirements. In order to advance the performance of these systems, the Army must improve the thermal insulation layer that is often included in the shelters. Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (AAI) proposes to team with Johnson Outdoors incorporate their flexible aerogel blanket into a high performance shelter insulation for the Army. Phase I successfully identified aerogel material stackups to reduce weight, cube, and cost, while increasing thermal performance over the current system. Phase II will transition the materials to a system level, such that the insulation is designed for overall tent performance. Key features will include optimum packaging, adjacent panel attachment, frame attachments, and advanced concepts, such as highly insulating floors. The Phase II program will culminate in a full scale demonstrator at Johnson Outdoors. At the end of the program, the technology will be ready for commercial transition such that it is readily available to the military community.

Principal Investigator:

Sara Rosenberg
Manager, Government Progr
5084815058
srosenberg@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Patrick Piper
CFO
5086911150
contracts@aerogel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road Northborough, MA 01532

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