Dismounted Microclimate Cooling/Heating Vest with Integration Power System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-C-6053
Agency Tracking Number: S061-009-0001a
Amount: $3,499,092.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM06-009
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-04-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-24
Small Business Information
8000 Innovation Park Dr., Baton Rouge, LA, 70820
DUNS: 968121546
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ritchie Priddy
 (225) 245-0004
Business Contact
 Jerry Lyons
Phone: (541) 610-2920
Email: jlyons@carversci.com
Research Institution
Carver Scientific Inc. (CSi) is developing a mobile self-contained integrated MicroClimate Heating and Cooling (MCHC) device for dismounted operator use that will be integrated with CSis lightweight Entropic Energy Storage Device (EESD). The EESD is intended to power the MCHC for a 72-hour mission.During the initial Phase II work, CSi proved feasibility of the MCHC product by developing several generations of its cooling capability through improvements in the air dispersion garments airflow, as well as increased the efficiency of the micro-blower with better controls. Also, a new wicking fabric that serves as an inactive (i.e. no power required) enhancement to the cooling side of the product has been adopted into the contract. Additionally, CSi and its sub-contractors will incorporate a lightweight, low power, electronic PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) torso heater that can be integrated into the vest or serve as a stand-alone heating product.CSi is entering a transition phase for the MCHC and continues to research and develop its energy storage products so they will be ready to transition to commercialization.This STTP initiative provides the additional funds to increase the TRL and MRL required for product commercialization.

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