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Battery-Powered, Portable Oxygen Generator for Injured Soldiers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W911NF-16-P-0020
Agency Tracking Number: H151-010-0116
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP15-010
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-02-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-08-31
Small Business Information
421 Wakara Way Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
United States
DUNS: 828133939
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Nachlas
 (801) 703-1236
Business Contact
 Balarishnan Nair
Phone: (801) 897-1221
Research Institution

There is an important need for lightweight, reliable, portable oxygen generators to stabilize soldiers injured in the field prior to being brought into field hospitals. Injuries sustained in the field with significant bleeding lack readily available blood replacement or compressed oxygen which can lead to permanent disability or death. It is well known that high-purity oxygen can be used as a treatment for severe blood loss to provide oxygenation to the body until proper blood circulation can be restored.In this project, HiFunda will demonstrate an improved oxygen generator through demonstrating materials and processing innovations that can provide significant reductions in both weight and power consumption, and meet the target specifications. In addition, a conceptual design for an oxygen generator based on these improvements that can produce 20 Liters/minute of oxygen for over 30 minutes, while being operated using a BA-5590 Battery, and weighing less than 2 kg will be developed.

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