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Microclimate Cooling for USMC Bomb Suit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-20-P-6600
Agency Tracking Number: N192-045-0666
Amount: $139,923.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N192-045
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-01-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-11-06
Small Business Information
582 South Econ Circle
Oviedo, FL 32765
United States
DUNS: 608777798
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel P Rini
 President
 (407) 359-7138
 dan@rinitech.com
Business Contact
 Dan Rini
Phone: (407) 359-7138
Email: dan@rinitech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The USMC has identified a need to develop a lightweight Micro-climate Cooling System for operators wearing bomb suits in hot weather who often suffer from heat stress while walking back and forth down-range to the target. Current cooling systems that use ice blocks, do not last long enough to meet the mission duration; therefore, a new approach is needed. In the proposed Phase I effort, RINI will demonstrate feasibility through analytical calculations as well as building and testing a prototype Advanced Microclimate Cooling System (A-MCS). This will be accomplished using an actual bomb-suit to ensure that the layout and integration are acceptable. RINI will also conduct a feasibility analysis to identify the necessary air-flow and heat exchanger area required to cool the ventilation air in the helmet and how to tie in the A-MCS controls into the bomb suit control system. In the Option, RINI will provide conceptual designs for the A-MCS helmet integration and controls integration. In Phase II, RINI will complete a A-MCS prototype that meets the USMC requirements and can be evaluated over the range of parameters including 150 deployment cycles

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