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Self-Healing Shape Memory Polymer Based Coatings for Protective Garments (1001-966)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911QY-14-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0401
Amount: $999,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD13-110
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-28
Small Business Information
200 Turnpike Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Norman Rice
 Senior Scientist
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Bonnie Hunter
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Research Institution

In this Phase II program we will build on the promising Phase I results and further develop, optimize and integrate self-healing coatings/membranes into Chemical/Biological (CB) protective clothing to enable autonomous and rapid self-healing of cuts/tears/punctures and provide continuous protection to the warfighters. Current CB garment systems use a layer of absorptive carbon or selectively permeable membranes to protect against chemical and biological threats. It is not uncommon for the garments to be torn or punctured in the field during critical mission operations. This compromises the protection and safety of the Soldier. Typical field repair methods involve patching the tear in the field, which is temporary, ineffective and time consuming, further limiting mission capability. Our technology will apply to a wide variety of CB protective garments. The new fabric will be thin and light so it will have no impact on the comfort of the Soldier.

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