Temperature Controlled Enhanced Human Remains Transfer Case

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-08-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A072-160-0729
Amount: $69,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-160
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Detlef Westphalen
 (617) 498-5821
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Email: wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution
Current practice for return of human remains from theatres of operation consists of packing the remains in a human remains pouch and then in an uninsulated aluminum-construction case. Ice is used for maintaining temperature, but it often is not sufficient for the flights of up to ten hours. This proposal addresses the need for an improved human remains transfer case, which will be insulated to reduce thermal load and will incorporate a cooling system and auxiliary thermal storage system to maintain optimum human remains temperature. The transfer case design will use best practices from design of refrigerators, combined with ruggedization and technology improvements to meet the stringent size, weight, and performance requirements. TIAX will design the transfer case during Phase I and will work with DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. to fabricate and test prototypes during Phase II, leading to ramp up of production at the end of the project.

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