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Passive Chemical/Biological Protection for Crew Tents

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911QY-04-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: C041-111-0067
Amount: $69,394.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD04-111
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-05-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-11-09
Small Business Information
20590 Cereal Street, P. O. Box 117
Lake Elsinore, CA 92531
United States
DUNS: 184758894
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Glen Brown
 President
 (831) 425-5147
 gbrown@vertigo-inc.com
Business Contact
 Roy Haggard
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (909) 674-0604
Email: rhaggard@vertigo-inc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Current collective protection systems are large, heavy and expensive, and involve an unacceptable logistics burden when applied to smaller systems that are lightweight and easy to use for one to five persons. Certain elements exist that may apply to smaller crew tents with passive protection systems. Some of these come from research for individual protection systems, others from collective protection systems. However, simply combining existing elements will not create a passive CB protection shelter. What is missing is a membrane, fabric or panel assembly that excludes liquid water, chemical agents and biological agents, while selectively allowing water vapor and carbon dioxide to vent and oxygen to enter. The proposed research will develop that missing element, and will design an integrated shelter system that exploits this capability. In addition to CB protection, the shelter design will provide clean, breathable air, thermal protection, rain protection, long-term storage in a small sealed container, and self-erection capability.

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