Flexible Aerogel Insulation System for Rapidly Deployable Army Shelters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,643.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QY-05-C-0001
Award Id:
68305
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3106
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
30 Forbes Road, Northborough, MA, 01532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
012924069
Principal Investigator:
Sara Rosenberg
Manager, Government Progr
(508) 481-5058
srosenberg@aerogel.com
Business Contact:
Patrick Piper
CFO
(508) 691-1150
contracts@aerogel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Rapidly deployable shelters for military use demand high performance materials that can withstand extreme requirements. In order to advance the performance of these systems, the Army must improve the thermal insulation layer that is often included in the shelters. Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (AAI) proposes to team with Johnson Outdoors incorporate their flexible aerogel blanket into a high performance shelter insulation for the Army. Phase I successfully identified aerogel material stackups to reduce weight, cube, and cost, while increasing thermal performance over the current system. Phase II will transition the materials to a system level, such that the insulation is designed for overall tent performance. Key features will include optimum packaging, adjacent panel attachment, frame attachments, and advanced concepts, such as highly insulating floors. The Phase II program will culminate in a full scale demonstrator at Johnson Outdoors. At the end of the program, the technology will be ready for commercial transition such that it is readily available to the military community.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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