Development of an Active Submersible Thermal Protection System for Hot/Cold Water Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,994.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0223
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-078-1582
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-078
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Homitz
 PI/Mechanical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 jhomitz@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: PI/Mechanical Engineer
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current submersible thermal protection technology is not capable of meeting the requirements of very cold water or hot water operations in a Shallow Water Combat Submersible. Thermal protection equipment for divers in these situations will be expected to operate for durations in excess of 8 hours in temperatures below 37ºF as well as temperatures above 90ºF. Mainstream has proposed an active thermal protection system that can be easily utilized as either a heating device and a cooling device without reconfiguring the system. The proposed system will be diver-mounted and will have minimal volume and weight characteristics.

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