EVALUATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,088.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4033
Agency Tracking Number:
4033
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
21704 Golden Triangle Rd - Ste, Saugus, CA, 91350
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ROBERT S RITCHIE
(805) 255-8887
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A CURRENT NEED EXISTS FOR MEANS ENABLING CREWS OF COMBAT VEHICLES TO FULFILL PHYSIOLOGICL NEEDS WHILE ENCLOSED WITHIN A VEHICLE FOR PERIODS OF UP TO 72 CONTINUOUS HOURS. HISTORICALLY, SOLDIERS HAVE DISMOUNTED TO FIND A SUITABLE PLAE ON THE GROUND TO ACCOMPLISH THE RESTORATIVE ACTIONS OF EATING, SLEEPING, EXERCISING AND RELIEVING THE STRESS ASSOCIATED WITH AN OPERATIONAL SITUATION. CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICL AND/OR RADIATION CONTAMINATION PRESENT ON THE BATTLEFIELD CAN MAKE CONTACT WITH THE SURROUNDING ATMOSPHERE HAZARDOUS. RESTING TECHNIQUES ARE INEXTRICBLY TIED TO CREW EFFECTIVENESS AND THUS TO SUCCESS OF THE MILITARY MISSION. RECOGNIZING THE COMPLEXITY OF THE FULL PROBLEM OF LIFE SUPPORT IN CLOSE CONFINEMENT UNDER DANGEROUS CONDITIONS, THIS PROPOSL OFFERS THREE (3) RELATIVELY SIMPLE, STRAIGHTFORWARD SOLUTIONS TO THE CVC RESTING/RELIEF PROBLEM IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL AND CREW-SHARED APPLIANCES DESIGNED TO FACILITATE THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND COMBINED COMFORT UNDER WHAT ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT PERSONAL CONDITIONS.

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