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Vehicle Infectious Diseases Protection (VIDP) Conversion Kit (CVK)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT21C00000045
Agency Tracking Number: 21.1-DHS211-004-0015-I
Amount: $149,996.85
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHS211-004
Solicitation Number: DHS211
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-10
Small Business Information
700 N Brand Blvd Suite 700
Glendale, CA 91203-3215
United States
DUNS: 055775803
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Abraham
 (818) 240-1919
Business Contact
 Zachery Smith
Title: Senior Engineer
Phone: (818) 240-1919
Research Institution

To address the DHS Vehicle Infectious Disease Protection (VIDP) requirements, Karagozian and Case, Inc. (K&C) proposes to develop a VIDP Conversion Kit (VCK) which includes: 1) all parts needed to convert a vehicle, 2) detailed installation instructions, and 3) operation manual. A kitted solution is a cost-effective approach which allows K&C or DHS to hire local shops to perform the required vehicle conversion near the law enforcement base of operations. Furthermore, K&C's proposed solution will include an A kit (VCK-A) and a B kit (VCK-B) where the VCK-A solution is a complete kit and the VCK-B solution is a partial kit for scenarios where parts are reused from a previously installed VCK-A kit (i.e. in situations where a previously converted vehicle is decommissioned). K&C's VCK solution will be a dual-purpose solution which provides a vehicle security partition as well as VIDP capabilities. The VCK technology proposed by K&C uses an airtight partition to separate the detainee compartment from the agent compartment while also eliminating any direct airflow pathways between the compartments (e.g. through ducts or vents). Compartmentalization of the air is the only sure way to ensure that no infectious particles (even very small ones) do not cross from one space to the other. In addition, K&C's VCKs are lighter than traditional law enforcement vehicle partitions/cages and thus there is a possibility for an overall weight decrease relative to law enforcement vehicles equipped with a traditional partition or cage.

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