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(Shape Memory Integrated Vital Energy Resource) SHIVER-Suit for SOF Divers

Award Information

Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
NanoSonic Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: (Shape Memory Integrated Vital Energy Resource) SHIVER-Suit for SOF Divers
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-11-C-0017
Award Amount: $599,988.00


NanoSonic has developed novel nanomaterials to enable a dynamic thermal protection dive suit that can adapt to variable environments and United States Special Operations Forces diver activity levels. During Phase II of this program, NanoSonic shall integrate our responsive nanomaterials into prototype dive suits, provide metrics of system improvements over current off-the-shelf garments, and verify variable thermal responsiveness in clothing insulation units (Clo). TRL5 will be achieved upon delivery of two prototype dive suits with Clo & #8805;1.6 down to 0.7 (per ASTM F1868 and ASTM F 1291) over a respective temperature range of 8 & #61616;C to 37 & #61616;C (>90 & #61616;F). Thermo-mechanical durability will also be optimized via systematic synthetic engineering. Upon government input, NanoSonic shall deliver fifteen enhanced dive suits with a minimum TRL of 6 to advance the state-of-the-art in adaptable thermal protection for variable environments and activity levels. NanoSonic"s Shape Memory Integrated Vital Energy Resource (SHIVER)-suits are expected to significantly enhance the comfort and extend the missions of US SOF divers in harsh environments. NanoSonic is working with the leading manufacturers of dive suit insulation and commodity military textiles to demonstrate the SHIVER suit as a first step in providing full environmental protection in every condition experienced by SOF warfighters.

Principal Investigator:

J.h. Lalli
(540) 953-1785

Business Contact:

Lisa B. Lawson
Contracts Administrator
(540) 953-1785
Small Business Information at Submission:

NanoSonic, Inc.
P.O. Box 618 Christiansburg, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No