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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0223
Agency Tracking Number: N091-078-1582
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-078
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Homitz
 PI/Mechanical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: PI/Mechanical Engineer
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution
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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