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Model-Based Design of Test Systems for Chemical Protective Clothing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: N61331-05-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: C021-0076
Amount: $749,956.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD02-202
Solicitation Number: 2002.1
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-03-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-03-14
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Barry
 Principal Engineer
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 William Baschnagel
Title: Operations Manager
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution

The current methodology for testing the penetration resistance of textile materials to various chemical agents has a number of drawbacks, including significant uncertainties in the resulting data, inefficiency and expense, risk to test personnel, and limited range of test conditions. The objective of the proposed work is to apply unique computer models for textiles with accompanying experimental validation to develop a new system for testing of material swatches in conjunction with the Chemical Biological Agent Resistance Test (CBART) program. In Phase I, all objectives were met or exceeded by designing an innovative system and demonstrating key features experimentally. During Phase II, a model-based design approach will be used to produce an optimized design that will be validated by construction and testing a prototype. Optional tasks focus on understanding the relationship between swatch data and toxicological and clothing system performance.

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