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Extreme Cold Weather Aviation System Boots

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0648
Agency Tracking Number: F191-024-0236
Amount: $149,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-024
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-04
Small Business Information
2401 Research Blvd Suite 204
Fort Collins, CO 80526
United States
DUNS: 078823001
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Cushman Michael Cushman
 President & CEO
 (508) 410-9230
Business Contact
 Michael Cushman
Phone: (508) 410-9230
Research Institution

Boots are an important part of aviation garment systems, as they provide protection from operating environment risks and natural conditions. They must meet weather condition ratings for their corresponding garment system, be flame resistant and slip resistant, and meet standards for integration and safety. As part of a broader system, the boots must be compatible with the balance of equipment comprising the system along with other equipment such as the aircrew survival vest, and lowering harness, and aircrew ejection seat. While the cold weather aviation system boot has been successfully tested and approved as of May 2017, there exists a gap in protection for operations in extreme cold weather between -20F and -49F. To realize the Air Force’s objectives for an Extreme Cold Weather Aviation System (ECWAS) Boot, Mantel and its partners propose a Phase I effort that will investigate a combination of passive and active approaches to thermal management.

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