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Development of a Extremely Compact and Lightweight Sleeping Bag

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82376
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-107-0862
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Development of a Extremely Compact and Lightweight Sleeping Bag
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-07-C-6513
Award Amount: $69,961.00
 

Abstract:

The USMC has the need for improved military issue sleeping bag systems that reduce the weight to 7.22 lbs and pack volume to 1040 cubic inches. To achieve these significant improvements will require a bottom up redesign of the sleeping bag and evaluation of all components of the system. Finding a thinner, more efficient insulation will be one of the key material challenges to developing the advanced sleeping bag. Aspen Aerogels proposes to lead a team to develop an aerogel insulated sleeping bag with the desired weight and pack volume. The team will examine how best to integrate the aerogel by evaluating the overall design, materials, and assembly. The Phase I will focus on material selection, sub-element manufacture and test, and a final prototype manufacture. In Phase II we will build a detailed thermal model and manufacture and test the newly designed sleeping bag system.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Caggiano
Principal Investigator
5086911134
gcaggiano@aerogel.com

Business Contact:

Carl Bilgrien
Vice President, R&D
5086911111
contracts@aerogel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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