Passive Dry Bay Fire Extinguishing System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9201-09-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number: F083-250-1563
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF083-250
Solitcitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Engineering and Scientific Innovations,
6740 Kelseys Oak Ct, Cincinnati, OH, 45248
Duns: 801412057
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Norman Toy
 Chief Engineer
 (513) 605-3700
 Dr.Toy@esi-solutionsinc.com
Business Contact
 Michael Disimile
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (513) 605-3700
Email: mdisimile@esi-solutionsinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In order to reduce aircraft vulnerabilities to accidental or intentional ignition threats in wing dry bays, the design and development of an entirely passive fire suppression system is required.  Current passive fire protection systems are limited in terms of suppression activation, weight, or fire re-ignition.  Engineering and Scientific Innovations, Inc. (ESI) proposes the development of a novel, passive fire protection system initiated through thermal detection of a fire.  The result is multiple, stand-alone units capable of suppressing a fire while not necessarily depleting the available suppressant for the dry bay should another fire scenario occur.   BENEFITS: The proposed system offers inherent technical and financial benefits over current systems.  Only the units in close proximity along the propagation path react to a fire regardless of the ignition mechanism, yielding extra units should re-ignition occur.  Furthermore, the simple design allows for fast and easy installation times, effectively reducing overall labor costs and allowing the system to be retrofitted to current airframes without difficulty.

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