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Individual Soldier, Active Flame Suppression/Avoidance/Barrier System for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-047-0699
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-047
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
METSS Corporation
300 Westdale Avenue Westerville, OH 43082-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Individual Soldier, Active Flame Suppression/Avoidance/Barrier System for Head/Face Protection
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QY-11-P-0290
Award Amount: $99,555.00
 

Abstract:

Combat soldiers encounter battlefield threats of fire from various sources such as pool fires and improvised explosive devices (IED). Fire, flame and thermal threats yield burn casualties of varying levels of severity and death. As a consequence, the Army seeks a thermal/flame-activated system or technology capable of providing a protective envelop about the head and face for flame avoidance, providing an insulated flame barrier from flame, or providing a combination of the two. A protection system worn by a soldier to deploy in the event of a thermal threat must be lightweight, have a low profile, be safe, be fast acting, and operate with little or no interference with other soldier activities or functions. The proposed approach by METSS is the development of a self-triggering, thermally activated personal head and face protection system that is based on existing automobile airbag technology and high-speed optic sensor technology. The Phase I proposal addresses the design and integration of the system components, materials selection and basic system demonstration. The proposed approach will adddress all of the requirements of the SBIR program.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth J. Heater
President
(614) 797-2200
kheater@metss.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth J. Heater
President
(614) 797-2200
kheater@metss.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METSS Corporation
300 Westdale Avenue Westerville, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311461458
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No