Cooling and Dehumidification for Protective Suits

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,816.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-10-C-6538
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-160-0200
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-160
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Michael Izenson
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
mgi@creare.com
Business Contact:
James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Protective suits that isolate a marine from the environment can also build up excessive internal heat and humidity, impairing performance and possibly leading to heat casualties. We propose to develop an innovative environmental control system that will maintain a cool, dry environment inside protective suits. There are two key innovations: (1) a novel cooling process that provides very high efficiency, and (2) a unique cooling garment that removes both heat and humidity from the suit interior. In Phase I we will prove the feasibility of our approach through laboratory tests that demonstrate both of the critical innovations. We will use the test results to produce a conceptual design for a full-size system.

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