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Demonstration of Wearable Power for Responder Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: N10PC20030
Agency Tracking Number: 0921060
Amount: $99,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-10-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-05-15
Small Business Information
181 Blue Ravine Rd Suite 120
Folsom, CA 95630-
United States
DUNS: 133903513
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Mack Knobbe
 (916) 458-6939
Business Contact
 David Bridgeford
Phone: (916) 673-3433
Research Institution

Today's existing battery technology has major limitations that first responders are forced to accept due to the absence of alternatives.
These limitations include; limited run times, excessive weight, poor shelf life, performance deterioration over-extended temperature ranges, significant quantities of hazardous materials and cycling degradation. Simply stated, battery technologies have not kept up with the performance demands of critical consumers.
Jadoo Power proposes to demonstrate a 50-Watt, centralized wearable power system capable of powering first responder tools for eight hours. The proposed packaged solution will significantly decrease the first responder's logistics burden, while providing the extended runtime required for critical operations. Additionally, Jadoo Power will deliver a CAD model of the potential packaging and architecture needed to integrate the power module into a wearable textile application. Funding this project will advance the development of wearable power products that meet the needs of federal and state first
responders and commercial markets. The military and commercial markets that will be addressed include: fire and police personnel,emergency medical providers, commercial workers operating in remote areas, field computers operating away from a power grid, hikers and other recreation users, field lab technicians, surveying, professional photographers, broadcasting operators, construction
workers, and others.

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