Mixed Gas Hypoxia Training in Low Pressure Chambers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0390
Agency Tracking Number: N082-139-0326
Amount: $56,828.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-139
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
686 South Taylor Ave., Suite 101, Louisville, CO, 80027
DUNS: 042645866
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shaun Wallace
 Sales Manager/Director of R&D
 (303) 440-4102
Business Contact
 Stephen Nevin
Title: President
Phone: (303) 440-4102
Email: snevin@altitudetraining.com
Research Institution
We must determine if we can incorporate our existing normobaric simulated altitude technology into a hypobaric chamber so that the chamber may first climb to 20,000 feet under normobaric mixed gas conditions, and then climb another 10,000 feet using low pressure, maintaining a steady 30,000 feet. Alternatively, we need to determine if we can we create a modular room adjacent to the hypobaric chamber that will allow students to experience 30,000 feet of simulated normobaric altitude? We believe that the answer to both of these questions is yes, we can. The first approach will require testing new oxygen sensors that can operate with our existing control system in a presurized environment. We will also test hoses, valves and seals that will allow our hypoxic air generators to perform without being damaged by the changes in pressure. In the second approach, we will need to design and develop a satisfactory altitude room that will be sealed sufficiently with an appropriate entry/exit system to allow for climbing to and maintaining 30,000 feet.

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