Development of a high mobility, contaminated water dive suit system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0021
Agency Tracking Number: N092-146-0779
Amount: $99,609.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-146
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
DUNS: 118291983
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Caleb Crye
 Executive Director
 (718) 246-1515
Business Contact
 Stefan Rublowsky
Title: Program Manager
Phone: (718) 246-1515
Research Institution
Navy Special Warfare divers are often tasked with missions that require autonomous operation, high levels of mobility, and protection from contaminated water environments. Currently, there is no integrated dive suit system that can meet these requirements. Crye Associates proposes the development of such a dive suit system. This effort is primarily an engineering and design effort, with the main tasks being: identification of the best materials and components available; engineering a suit system that carefully balances different performance trade-offs; and the development of a design that provides the best functionality and usability. New methods for specific sealing and attachment functions may also have to be created for this particular application. In addition, development costs and end user cost constraints must be balanced against performance.

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