Investigation of Fire Fighting Gel Injection For Use With Helicopter Water Tank System to Combat Forest Fires

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2011-00256
Agency Tracking Number: 2011-00256
Amount: $89,927.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
13340 NE WHITAKER WAY, Portland, OR, 97230-1125
DUNS: 061491692
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stan Franz
 Director of Engineering
 (503) 257-3511
 sfranz@simplexmfg.com
Business Contact
 Larry Lichtenberger
Title: Vice President Sales&Marketing
Phone: (503) 257-3511
Email: llichtenberger@simplexmfg.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The company estimates that if this new tank capability can be developed it has the potential to replace older helicopter tank systems and become the industry standard, included in mandated specifications for helicopter tanks by the USFS. The company estimates that new product sales of the resulting product could be in excess of twenty million dollars over the next five years This project will serve to preserve and enhance the country's forest resources by providing an improved means of delivering fire fighting gel to the nation's forests.

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