PERSONAL COOLING VEST

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,995.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
11529
Agency Tracking Number:
11529
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 1381, Morgantown, WV, 26507
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Howard E Purdum
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PERSONNEL WORKING IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS OR WEARING BALLISTIC AND/OR NUCLEAR/BIOLOGICAL/CHEMICAL (NBC) PROTECTIVE CLOTHING ARE SUBJECT TO THE HAZARDS OF OVERHEATING. THESE HAZARDS INCLUDE PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT, DECREASED PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES, DEHYDRATION, AND EVENTUALLY DEATH FROM HEAT STRESS. THE NUMBER OF PERSONNEL VULNERABLE TO THESE HAZARDS IS ALREADY QUITE LARGE AND IS STEADILY INCREASING AS MORE EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON PROTECTIVEEQUIPMENT AND THE ABILITY TO OPERATE UNDER SEVERE CONDITIONS. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL COOLING VEST THAT CAN FUNCTION WITHOUT AN EXTERNAL ENERGY SOURCE. THE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM MUST BE LOW COST, LIGHTWEIGHT, MECHANICALLY SIMPLE, RELIABLE, AND QUITE.

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