Lightweight and Low-Cost Flexible Structure Textiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAD16-03-C-001
Agency Tracking Number: A022-2213
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
VENTANA RESEARCH
8788 East Desert Springs, Tucson, AZ, 85730
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Lombardi
 President
 (520) 325-0440
 ventanaresearch@msn.com
Business Contact
 John Lombardi
Title: President
Phone: (520) 325-0440
Email: ventanaresearch@msn.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
During this proposed work, a new lightweight, high strength permselective fabric suitable for shleters and other collective protection applications. This fabric will be woven from bicontinuous hollow polyester and polyolefin fibers and later treated withnanoporous permselective membrane coating. This coating will impart breathability to the fabric preventing moisture condensation within the shelter while also imparting CB resistance. Besides producing a lightweight shelter material, the fabric developedduring this program could find utility as surgical gowns, bandages for burn victims, low mass seat cushions for fuel efficient transportation vehicles.

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