Extreme Environment Hand-Wear system

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: USZA22-02-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: 00SOC-022
Amount: $375,567.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Kreamer Sports, Inc.
7100 West Park Road, Shreveport, LA, 71129
DUNS: 069781644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Kreamer
 President & CEO
 (318) 687-0030
 kreamersports@sport.rr.com
Business Contact
 David Kreamer
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (318) 687-0030
Email: kreamersports@sport.rr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Our Phase I study proved the feasibility of using monofilament carbon tow and thin resistant wire in a glove system to provide an adequate heat source to keep a soldier's hands comfortable in extreme cold temperatures while retaining hand dexterity andtactility. Our objectives during Phase II are to (1) incorporate our heat generation process into a super thin, non-melting, flame-rerardant material that can be worn as a "Layer Zero" glove under existing military glove wear, (2) reduce the electroniccontroller to a micro size that can be incorporated into the glove, (3) explore the latest state-of-the-art in rechargeable battery technologies that would allow our glove systems to be powered by the smallest and lightest possible battery, and (4) sustaina comfortable level of heat to the hand for long periods during temperatures as low as -50? F. An additional objective is to enhance the functionality of the electronic heat controller to better match a wide range of wearers needs in the field includingthe widening of the operating voltage range from 6 to 48 volts to allow for a broad spectrum of batteries and power sources including those in various vehicles."

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