Flexible Aerogel Insulation System for Rapidly Deployable Army Shelters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,879.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-04-C-0015
Award Id:
68305
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3106
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
184 CEDAR HILL STREET, MARLBOROUGH, MA, 01752
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:
Kang Lee
Chairman and CTO
(508) 481-5058
contracts@aerogel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (AAI) proposes the development of silica aerogel-based, flexible, insulation systems for Army shelters as a direct replacement for the current multi-layer, cloth-based insulation blankets. The superior thermal resistance of aerogel materials will provide an insulation system with excellent thermal resistance compared to current shelter insulation solutions with an 8x reduction in thickness and total volume. AAI's unique flexible aerogel insulation blankets will allow these high performance insulation materials to be packed efficiently for storage and shipment and will maintain thermal properties through multiple strike and erect cycles. In addition, the inherently low flammability of the silica matrix of the aerogel will reduce the flammability of the overall system and reduce the thermal signature of soldiers using the tent. On the proposed effort, AAI will team with Johnson Outdoors to develop the insulation for shelters such as their Modular General Purpose Tent System (MGPTS). The new insulation materials developed on this program will improve the mobility and sustainability of ground forces and improve the effectiveness, safety, and comfort of soldiers in extreme hot and cold environments.

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