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Novel Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection of Special Operations Divers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-09-P-0037
Agency Tracking Number: S091-001-0049
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM09-001
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-07-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-02-20
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeannine Elliott
 Principal Engineer
 (303) 261-1142
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution
Environmental protection is a critical need for special operations forces which dive in cold water during their missions. Thermally protective diving suit must be able to provide significant thermal barriers as well as withstand high compressive loads when underwater. Current diver wet suits and dry suits are limited by their materials of construction in the degree of thermal protection they can provide. New solutions are desired to provide enhanced diver comfort, mission effectiveness, and expanded ability to operate in extremely cold environments. TDA Research, Inc. (TDA) has proposed a novel nanomaterial composite which can provide exceptional thermal and structural support for superior environmental control. BENEFITS: This technology has potential benefits to both military and civilians applications. In addition to military diving missions, recreational divers can use the product developed by this SBIR. Further, the insulating materials may have applications in other cold weather protective clothing and equipment beyond diving garments.

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