Development of a Extremely Compact and Lightweight Sleeping Bag

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,961.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-07-C-6513
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-107-0862
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-107
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road, Building B, Northborough, MA, 01532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
012924069
Principal Investigator:
Greg Caggiano
Principal Investigator
(508) 691-1134
gcaggiano@aerogel.com
Business Contact:
Carl Bilgrien
Vice President, R&D
(508) 691-1111
contracts@aerogel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The USMC has the need for improved military issue sleeping bag systems that reduce the weight to 7.22 lbs and pack volume to 1040 cubic inches. To achieve these significant improvements will require a bottom up redesign of the sleeping bag and evaluation of all components of the system. Finding a thinner, more efficient insulation will be one of the key material challenges to developing the advanced sleeping bag. Aspen Aerogels proposes to lead a team to develop an aerogel insulated sleeping bag with the desired weight and pack volume. The team will examine how best to integrate the aerogel by evaluating the overall design, materials, and assembly. The Phase I will focus on material selection, sub-element manufacture and test, and a final prototype manufacture. In Phase II we will build a detailed thermal model and manufacture and test the newly designed sleeping bag system.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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