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Dynamic Diver Breathing Gas Heat Recycler

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240518P0021
Agency Tracking Number: S182-003-0041
Amount: $148,350.06
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM182-003
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-06
Small Business Information
825 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
United States
DUNS: 195754056
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nate Selden Ph.D.
 (626) 471-9724
Business Contact
 Robert Glatt
Phone: (805) 320-3626
Research Institution

Tanner proposes to develop a dynamic heat pump system with self-contained, rechargeable battery and driving circuit that operates as a Combination Thermal Recycler (CTR). By utilizing thermal reservoirs coupled with the rebreather mask, heat can be efficiently recycled in proportion to the temperature difference between the exhaled air stream and a target inhaled air temperature. No power would be used when the passive mode is able to keep the inhaled air above values deemed safe in the USN Dive Manual R7. In the Phase I, Tanner will design and build a prototype that will be tested and evaluated in a laboratory environment. Recommendations for upgrades and improvements in a Phase II would be identified. In Phase II, the effort would focus on optimizing, testing, and integrating the proposed device with a manufacturer for rapid transition to field testing and procurement evaluation.

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