Elimination of Carbon Monoxide From Pilot’s Breathing Oxygen

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0262
Agency Tracking Number: N091-035-0529
Amount: $79,330.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-035
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
300 Westdale Avenue, Westerville, OH, 43082
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Kroshefsky
 Senior Scientist
 (614) 797-2200
Business Contact
 Kenneth Heater
Title: Senior Scientist
Phone: (614) 797-2200
Email: kheater@metss.com
Research Institution
Naval aviators have a unique problem in that the necessary close proximity of aircraft on a flight deck can lead to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in the oxygen supplied by an on-board oxygen generator system (OBOGS). At levels above 100 ppm, the performance of a flight crew can be seriously impaired by CO. Under the proposed Phase I SBIR program, METSS intends to utilize newly developed catalytic technology to quantitatively oxidize any CO in the oxygen supply. The catalyst has already been proven in earlier work and is being commercialized in a few, unique civilian applications. This approach will involve commercial industrial support and thus, if fully successful, provide an effective path to provide the product to the Navy.

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