HIGH STRETCH, ENVIRONMENTALLY ROBUST HYBRIDSIL PERFLUOROELASTOMER BARRIERCOMPOSITES FOR CBRN PROTECTIVE ENSEMBLES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911QY-19-P-0011
Agency Tracking Number: C181-003-0007
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD181-003
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-27
Small Business Information
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, 24136
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Vince Baranauskas
 (540) 626-6266
 roclaus@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Melissa Campbell
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Email: mcampbell@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Through the proposed SBIR program, NanoSonic will design, empirically validate, and commercially transition durable, high stretch HybridSilbarrier composites for next-generation CBRN protective ensembles. NanoSonic's durable HybridSil stretch barrier composites will bemolecularly designed and empirically optimized to provide a previously unavailable combination of biaxial isotropic stretch for wearercomfort and freedom of movement, as well as retained barrier protection against vapor and liquid chemical agent challenges before and afterextensive flex and abrasion cycling using testing procedures outlined ASTM F739. NanoSonic's highly durable CBRN stretch barrier compositeswill directly build from its HybridSil Diver Armor drysuit and wetsuit fabric technology, which has been used to construct next-generationlaceration, abrasion, puncture, and chemical resistant drysuits and wetsuits that have completed multiple form, fit, and function testing eventscoordinated by the Navy Experimental Dive Unit. Leveraging an established technical foundation for producing durable, high stretch fabricsthrough pilot scale roll-to-roll manufacturing, the proposed CBD SBIR program will enable NanoSonic to create innovative, high flex HybridSilperfluoroelastomer barrier composites with extreme chemical resistance and empirically optimize the ability of these materials to provideretained vapor and liquid chemical agent protection following rigorous cyclical strain and abrasion cycling.

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