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A Comfortable, Durable and High Performance Warfighter Heated Glove System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-20-P-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A191-069-1413
Amount: $107,850.35
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19-069
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-05
Small Business Information
153 Washington Street 4th Floor
Walpole, MA 02032
United States
DUNS: 079631287
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Faheem Faheem
 Director of Technology & Product Development
 (339) 222-7309
 faheem.faheem@hsi2.com
Business Contact
 David McDonald
Phone: (781) 439-1334
Email: david.mcdonald@hsi2.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Today’s warfighter is often called upon to operate in extremely cold environments, both in operational and training settings. These environments can range from operating or training in geographical or seasonally cold areas to performing a high altitude, high opening (HAHO) or high altitude, low opening (HALO) parachute jump in extremely cold ambient temperatures. To operate in these environments, warfighters need a performance glove solution that will prevent heat loss in the hands and fingers. Passive, insulated gloves have proven to not be an option, largely due to the fact that they need so much insulation to be effective that the gloves are too large and bulky and compromise warfighter dexterity. The DoD has explored heated gloves on a number of occasions but no current solution exists to satisfy this market need. Challenges with current heated glove solutions include poor heat, significant bulk, compromised dexterity and poor electromechanical reliability. To address this key market gap, Human Systems Integration, Inc. (HSI), during this Phase I SBIR effort, will develop a Tactical Heated glove platform (TacHeat) that can be integrated into any glove form factor, including the Army Combat Glove and the Intermediate Cold/Wet Combat Glove.

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