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Development of an Active, Man-Portable, Cooling System with Dehumidification…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99387
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
95001
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
48 b
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Development of an Active, Man-Portable, Cooling System with Dehumidification Capabilities for Personal Protective Clothing/Equipment
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85984
Award Amount: $99,907.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Energy is currently seeking technologies that can decrease the weight and thermal insulation associated with personal protective clothing/equipment (PPC/PPE). The call for this technology has stemmed from the poor working conditions associated with workers in contaminated areas of nuclear facilities and the need to mitigate the effects of heat stress. Because the primary objective is to provide a comfortable working environment for these workers, Mainstream is proposing to develop an active cooling system that can be used with existing PPC/PPE instead of developing new protective suits. No matter how thin or lightweight an enclosed protective suit can be made, a worker in a hot environment can experience the effects of heat stress. Unless the suit is able to remove heat from the body and either store that energy or reject it to the atmosphere, the suit will act as insulation. Mainstream

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Homitz
Dr.
3216313550
jhomitz@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Dr.
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No