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
Amount:
$89,927.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2011-00256
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-00256
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SIMPLEX MANUFACTURING CO
13340 NE WHITAKER WAY, Portland, OR, 97230-1125
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061491692
Principal Investigator:
Stan Franz
Director of Engineering
(503) 257-3511
sfranz@simplexmfg.com
Business Contact:
Larry Lichtenberger
Vice President Sales&Marketing
(503) 257-3511
llichtenberger@simplexmfg.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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