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A Low-Swap Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911-SR-18-P-0019
Agency Tracking Number: C181-002-0019
Amount: $149,989.57
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD181-002
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-11
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jaeger
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
Creare has developed compact, high-efficiency blowers and comfortable, low-leakage closures for chem-bio protective gear that will enabledevelopment of a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) with a high protection factor and low size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP).Our system will provide higher protection factors than conventional PAPR technology and be much more comfortable to wear thanrespirators that employ tight rubber seals against the users skin. Creare proposes to develop this comfortable PAPR by sizing our previouslydemonstrated, high-efficiency blower technology to a low-SWaP PAPR air supply and pairing the air supply with innovative, higher-protectionrespirator designs. The resulting PAPR technology will be applicable to a variety of respiratory protection needs, including emergency escape,laboratory and field work in low-hazard conditions, and some combat and combat support activities. In Phase I, we will create a preliminarydesign for a PAPR system for a particular operational concept and then produce and test a rudimentary respirator prototype in laboratorytests. The preliminary designs, performance estimates, and laboratory tests will prove the feasibility of our low-SWaP air supply and respiratorapproaches. In Phase II, we will refine the designs and produce and test prototype PAPR systems.

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