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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0223
Award Id:
92573
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-078-1582
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Homitz
PI/Mechanical Engineer
(321) 631-3550
jhomitz@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
PI/Mechanical Engineer
(321) 631-3550
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 37 F as well as temperatures above 90 F. 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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