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Diver Breathing Gas Re-heater for Closed Circuit Underwater Breathing Apparatus

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240518P0019
Agency Tracking Number: S182-003-0048
Amount: $149,999.10
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
703 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
United States
DUNS: 081043662
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pedram Boghrat
 (310) 483-6825
Business Contact
 Diane Boghrat
Phone: (310) 571-5333
Research Institution

The objective of this proposal is to develop a robust, lightweight and compact device for re-heating and maintaining the temperature of a divers inspired breathing gas when diving on a closed circuit underwater breathing apparatus for the duration of the dive. As a solution, Simuleer proposes to develop the Hybrid Energy Abiotic Thermoelectric (HEAT) system based on a high-power hybrid (i.e. passive and active) power system in order to meet the high power (~35-200 Watts) needs of this application scenario. The HEAT innovations enable a compact (for maximum maneuverability), powerful (to achieve peak power needs of 200 Watts), long-lasting (to provide heating for a >8 hour long dive), system without any breathing obstruction (for maximum comfort).In Phase I Simuleer will perform a feasibility study to determine potential solutions that meet the required specifications, and document the results.Based on results of the feasibility study, analysis and simulations of the system components will be performed to ensure that operational characteristics are in line with specification requirements.In Phase II, Simuleer will develop, install, and demonstrate a prototype HEAT system based on the Phase I feasibility study of a diver breathing gas re-heater for a closed circuit underwater breathing apparatus.

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